(Nick Diaz was right! If you listen close enough, you can hear the ocean!)
Last weekend’s Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey event gave us plenty to talk about, a rare feature of a Strikeforce card these days. Ronda Rousey officially became the most successful one trick pony of all time, Ronaldo Souza showed us that he is ever improving in the stand up department, and the Strikeforce matchmakers let Nazi pedophiles worldwide know that they could still earn a shot in the big time through hard work, *cough* rape *cough*, and dedication to your craft.
Nowadays, we all know that cash rules everything around us, so let’s first talk about the recently released salaries from this weekend’s “Tate vs. Rousey” card, as they are surprisingly generous for most parties involved. It’s good to know that all of Frank Shamrock’s hard work has paved the way for this new generation of fighters. Per usual, this list does not include any undisclosed/locker room bonuses or any of that noise.
Ronda Rousey: $32,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Miesha Tate: $19,000
Josh Thomson: $80,000 (no win bonus)
K.J. Noons: $38,000
Kazuo Misaki: $50,000 (no win bonus)
Paul Daley: $45,000
Lumumba Sayers: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Scott Smith: $65,000
Ronaldo Souza: $92,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
Bristol Marunde: $10,000
Sarah Kaufman: $25,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Alexis Davis: $4,000
Roger Bowling: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Brandon Saling: $5,000
Pat Healy: $22,500 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Caros Fodor: $12,000
Ryan Couture: $10,000 (no win bonus)
Conor Heun: $8,000
Join us after the jump for our thoughts on the payout, along with a look at the medical suspensions from the event.