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Tuesday, 05/22/2012, 06:18 pm

"Strikeforce Barnett vs. Cormier" Salary Report | MMA NEWS


Here is the much deserved salary list for the fighters from last weeks Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.

The card featured the finale to the Heavyweight tournament as Daniel Cormier took on Josh Barnett in a bloody clash that left both men cut up and bruised.
In the co-main event, a lightweight title fight between champion Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson in a classic rubber match that will not soon be forgotten.

The top two on the pay day list were Josh Barnett at $200,000 and Gilbert Melendez at $175,000.

Josh Thomson walked away with a loss and $90,000 and Daniel Cormier came home with $100,000, including a $50,000 win bonus. Winning the Grand Prix was probably more valuable to Cormier anyway as he can now be considered a legitimate heavyweight who deserves respect from all.

Daniel Cormier: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Barnett: $200,000

Gilbert Melendez: $175,000 (no win bonus)
def. Josh Thomson: $90,000

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante: $66,000 (includes $33,000 bonus)
def. Mike Kyle: $25,000

Chris Spang: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Nah-Shon Burrell: $7,000

Isaac Vallie-Flagg: $6,000 (includes $3,000) win bonus)
def. Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante: $18,000

Guto Inocente: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Virgil Zwicker: $3,000

Gian Villante: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Derrick Mehman: $3,000

Quinn Mulhern: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Yuri Villefort: $2,500

Bobby Green: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. James Terry: $9,000

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