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Nick Diaz earns event-high $150,000 for win over Evangelista Santos

Welterweight champ Nick Diaz recently mentioned his willingness to move up to 185-pounds for a fight with Jason “Mayhem” Miller if the money was right. Given his salary for a somewhat fast, albeit hard-fought win over Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos this past weekend at “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg” it’s hard to gauge exactly what his asking price may be given the figure’s equivalence to the total money earned by co-headliners Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Robbie Lawler.

According to the California State Athletic Commission, Diaz made $150,000 with no included win bonus for his submission of Santos with ten seconds remaining in the second round. Comparably, “Cyborg” took home $20,000 for the Armbar loss.

Meanwhile, middleweight title-holder Souza made $85,000 in part due to a $15,000 win bonus procured via Rear-Naked Choke midway through the third. Lawler earned $65,000 respectively.

Other notable payouts include $75,000 to newcomer Roger Gracie and only $5,000 to Herschel Walker. However, though Walker’s figure may look low, he has stood by his position that money isn’t his primary focus in terms of Mixed Martial Arts and donated winnings from his debut to a charity.

Here is a complete rundown of “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg” salary information:

Jenna Castillo – $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Charlene Gellner – $1,000
James Terry – $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Lucas Gamaza – $1,500
Germaine De Randamie – $3,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus) def. Stephanie Webber – $1,000
Ron Keslar – $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Eric Lawson – $1,500
Isaiah Hill – $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Bobby Stack – $1,500
Nate Moore – $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Nathan Coy – $3,000
Roger Gracie – $75,000 def. Trevor Prangley – $30,000
Herschel Walker – $5,000 def. Scott Carson – $5,000
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza – $85,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Robbie Lawler – $65,000
Nick Diaz – $150,000 def. Evangelista Cyborg – $20,000


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