Barnett, Mousasi top Strikeforce Finale payroll
The payroll for the final Strikeforce event is in, and heavyweight Josh Barnett walked away with the biggest check.
"The Warmaster" took home $250,000, nearly 25 percent of the $1,153,500 payroll. Just $75K behind him was the check cut for former light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi, who earned a cool $175,000.
Both earned submission victories on the main card, which broadcast live on Showtime on January 12 from the Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City.
Other fighters walking away with nice cuts from the payroll were heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier ($120,000), who dominated Dion Staring in his co-main event bout, and Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza ($100,500), who defeated UFC import Ed Herman via submission in the opening bout of the main card.
MMAjunkie.com revealed the numbers on Monday.
Check out the full payroll from the OKC event below:
Tarec Saffiedine: $39,000 (includes $19K win bonus)
Nate Marquardt: $40,000
Daniel Cormier: $120,000 (includes $$60K win bonus)
Dion Staring: $8,000
Josh Barnett: $250,000
Nandor Guelmino: $12,000
Gegard Mousasi: $175,000
Mike Kyle: $25,000
Ronaldo Souza: $100,500 (includes $28K win bonus)
Ed Herman: $34,000
Ryan Couture: $22,000 (includes $7K win bonus)
KJ Noons: $41,000
Tim Kennedy: $80,000 (includes $25K win bonus)
Trevor Smith: $8,000
Pat Healy: $42,000 (includes $15K win bonus)
Kurt Holobaugh: $9,000
Roger Gracie: $94,000 (includes $47K win bonus)
Anthony Smith: $10,000
Adriano Martins: $16,000 (includes $8K win bonus)
Jorge Gurgel: $10,000