Strikeforce payouts range from 4k to 150k

Monday, January 09, 2012

Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine
January 7, 2012
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

Luke Rockhold: $90,000 ($65,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Keith Jardine: $30,000
Rockhold def. Jardine via TKO

Robbie Lawler: $150,000 (flat rate, no win bonus)
Adlan Amagov: $10,000
Lawler def. Amagov via TKO

Muhammed Lawal: $95,000 ($80,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Lorenz Larkin: $17,000
Lawal def. Larkin via KO

Tyron Woodley: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Jordan Mein: $9,000
Woodley def. Mein via split decision

Tarec Saffiedine: $31,000 ($15,500 to show, $15,500 to win)
Tyler Stinson: $4,000
Saffiedine def. Stinson via split decision

Na-Shon Burrell: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win)
James Terry: $9,000
Burell def. Terry via split decision

Gian Villante: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Trevor Smith: $4,000
Villante def. Smith via TKO

Ricky Legere: $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
Chris Spang: $6,000
Legere def. Sprang via unanimous decision

Estevan Payan: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win)
Alonzo Martinez: $5,000
Payan def. Sprang via unanimous decision

The total disclosed payroll for Strikeforce: “Rockhold vs. Jardine” was $566,000.

The figures above do not represent an accurate assessment of each fighter’s income from the fight. Aside from the cost fo training, fighters bear significant costs including a percentage to management, a percentage to the trainer, insurance, licenses, and taxes.

On the income side, sponsorship money can be a substantial portion, or even exceed the fight purse.