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Strikeforce Salaries: Nick Diaz Top Earner With $175K Payday

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The California State Athletic Commission released the Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley salaries on Wednesday (via MMAMania.com). The Event took place at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego with co-headliners Nick Diaz and Gilbert Melendez, along with Gegard Mousasi, going home as the top earners:

Nick Diaz $175,000 (no win bonus) def. Paul Daley $65,000
Gilbert Melendez $150,000 (no win bonus) def. Tatsuya Kawajiri $97,612.50
Gegard Mousasi $150,000 drew Keith Jardine $25,000
Shinya Aoki $73,637.50 (no win bonus) def. Lyle Beerbohm $10,000

Robert Peralta $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus) def. Hiroyuki Takaya $2,740
Virgil Zwicker $3,000 ($1,000 win bonus) def. Brett Albee $1,000
Joe Duarte $2,000 ($1,000 win bonus) def. Saad Awad $1,500
Herman Terrado $1,500 ($500 win bonus) def. A.J. Matthews $1,000
Rolando Perez $3,000 ($1,000 win bonus) def. Tom Peterson $1,000
Casey Ryan $2,000 ($1,000 win bonus) def. Paul Song $750
BE Reader nottheface comments:
"It is interesting to note that Nick Diaz has apparently the highest reported salary of any welterweight not named Georges St. Pierre, Matt Hughes, or B.J. Penn, and that Gilbert Melendez is now apparently the highest paid lightweight under the Zuffa umbrella."

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