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Strikeforce 'Shamrock vs. Diaz' Fighter Salaries

Frank Shamrock can enjoy the fact that while he was battered in a lopsided loss to Nick Diaz at Strikeforce last Saturday, he registered a lopsided victory when it came to payday.

Shamrock was by far the highest earner for the Showtime-televised event from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, walking off with $369,790 while Diaz pocketed $39,950 with $10,000 by way of win bonus.

Here are the salaries reported by Strikeforce to the California State Athletic Commission. Please note that the numbers below do not include other sources of income such as sponsorships and possible bonuses that may not have been specified in the bout contracts.

Fighter Base Pay Win Bonus Total
Showtime Bouts
Nick Diaz
$29,950
$10,000
$39,950
Frank Shamrock
$369,790
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$369,790
Gilbert Melendez
$49,890
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$49,890
Rodrigo Damm
$9,190
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$9,190
Scott Smith
$24,940
$25,000
$49,940
Benji Radach
$16,940
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$16,940
Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos
$8,000
$10,000
$18,000
Hitomi Akano
$1,450
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$1,450
Brett Rogers
$19,940
$20,000
$39,940
Ron "Abongo" Humphrey
$3,205
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$3,205
Preliminary Bouts
Luke Rockhold
$3,000
$3,000
$6,000
Buck Meredith
$1,540
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$1,540
Eric Lawson
$7,950
$2,000
$9,950
Waylon Kennell
$1,950
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$1,950
Raul Castillo
$3,390
$3,500
$6,890
Brandon Michaels
$1,500
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$1,500
James Terry
$1,940
$2,000
$3,940
Zak Bucia
$1,500
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$1,500
Shingo Kohara
$940
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$940
Jeremy Tavares
$940
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$940