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Josh Barnett tops Strikeforce salaries with $250,000 pay day

Heavyweight Josh Barnett had a rough time getting to his fight with Nandor Gulemino this past weekend at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine, dealing with a number of health-related issues including an infected wisdom tooth and last-minute bout of the flu. However, considering the amount of money he made for the two minutes and ten seconds he spent inside the cage competing against Guelmino, it’s easy to see why Barnett sucked it up and stepped foot in the ring.

According to a list of salaries obtained by MMAJunkie, Barnett scored $250,000 for the win (or a little less than $2,000 per second).

Gegard Mousasi came in second place on the payroll, landing $175,000 for his submission victory over Mike Kyle, while Ronaldo Souza also cracked the six-figure mark with $100,500 as did Daniel Cormier with $120,000.

Read below for the complete list of salary results:

Michael Bravo – $6,000
Estevan Payan – $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Jorge Gurgel – $10,000
Adriano Martins – $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Anthony Smith – $10,000
Roger Gracie – $94,000 (includes $47,000 win bonus)
Kurt Holobaugh – $9,000
Pat Healy – $42,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Trevor Smith – $8,000
Tim Kennedy – $80,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
K.J. Noons – $41,000
Ryan Couture – $22,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Ed Herman – $34,000
Ronaldo Souza – $100,500 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
Mike Kyle – $25,000
Gegard Mousasi – $175,000
Nando Guelmino – $12,000
Josh Barnett – $250,000
Dion Staring – $8,000
Daniel Cormier – $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
Nate Marquardt – $40,000
Tarec Saffiedine – $39,000 (includes $19,500 win bonus)


  • qat says:

    dont think he is gonna get that kind of paper guaranteed in the ufc, or anywhere else for that matter. sad day for him.


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