Although he ended up with the first defeat on his professional fighting record during this past weekend’s “Strikeforce: Evolution” card, it was former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le that ended up the big winner in the financial category for the event, earning $150,000 for his troubles.
FiveOuncesofPain.com was recently able to obtain a full list of the disclosed payouts for the event from the California State Athletic Commission.
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza displayed that he’s in very good hands with his current management team as the decorated submission specialist took $65,000 home to Brazil for his first round arm-triangle submission of Matt Lindland.
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal had 10% of the $10,000 he had been guaranteed to show up due to his post-fight celebration that saw the undefeated superstar spraying Rockstar energy drink over portions of the cage canvas.
Daisuke Nakamura seems to have come up on the really, really short end of the stick for his unanimous decision losing effort at the hands of Justin Wilcox, apparently making the trip all the way from Japan to scoop up a disclosed $200 paycheck.
Below is a full list of the disclosed salary information for “Strikeforce: Evolution”:
Scott Smith: ($55,000) def. Cung Le: ($150,000)
Gilbert Melendez: ($55,000) def. Josh Thomson: ($30,000)
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza: $65,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Matt Lindland: $50,000
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal: $19,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)* def. Mike Whitehead: $30,000
Antwain Britt: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Scott Lighty: $5,000
Justin Wilcox: $5,000 def. Daisuke Nakamura: $200
Alex Crispim: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. AJ Fonseca: $2,000
*Lawal was docked 10 percent of his $10,00o “show money” for dousing the canvas with Rockstar energy drink during his post-fight celebration.