May 19, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Josh Barnett enters to fight Daniel Cormier (not pictured) during the heavyweight tournament final bout of the Strikeforce World Grand Prix at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
A lot of people don't understand why a guy like Gilbert Melendez would have ever re-signed with Strikeforce. Well, $175,000 a fight goes a long way I guess. The Strikeforce lightweight champion was second on the $748,500 total payroll for last Saturday's Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier card, with only Josh Barnett ($200,000) making more. Daniel Cormier picked up a tidy 100k for his victory in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Finals, and Josh Thomson got 90k for almost dethroning Melendez in the co-main event. All info came from the California State Athletic Commission.
Here are the numbers for the main card guys, and you can catch the preliminary card fighters after the jump.
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