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Cung Le Earns $150,000 in Strikeforce: Evolution Loss

Cung Le posted a payday of $150,000 for headlining this past Saturday's Strikeforce: Evolution card in San Jose, Calif.

Scott Smith, whom Le lost to by third-round TKO, tied for the third highest of the evening, joining newly crowned Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez with a $55,000 purse.

Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, transferred over from DREAM, made $65,000, $10,000 of which was a win bonus.

The salaries for all 14 fighters on the card, provided by the California athletic commission, are below.

*Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal received a 10% fine for his post-fight "Stone Cold" Steve Austin impression. Instead of Austin's non-alcoholic beers, Lawal chugged Rockstar Energy drinks and spilled the drink on the mat.

Scott Smith -- $55,000 def. Cung Le -- $150,000
Gilbert Melendez -- $55,000 def. Josh Thomson -- $30,000
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza -- $65,000 ($10,000 bonus) def. Matt Lindland -- $50,000
Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal* -- $20,000 ($10,000 bonus) def. Mike Whitehead -- $30,000
Antwain Britt -- $10,000 ($5,000 bonus) def. Scott Lighty -- $5,000
Justin Wilcox -- $5,000 def. Daisuke Nakamura -- $200
Alex Crispim -- $4,000 ($2,000 bonus) def. AJ Fonseca -- $2,000

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