Strikeforce Payouts: Diaz Earns $100,000

By Staff Feb 3, 2010
Nick Diaz was the big winner at Saturday’s Strikeforce “Miami” in more ways than one. The one-man demolition crew took out Dream champion Marius Zaromskis in the first round to secure the promotion’s 170-pound title to the tune of an event-high $100,000, according to figures released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Business and Regulation.

Diaz also spurred on talk of top-10 status with his dismantling of Lithuanian striker Zaromskis, who took home $30,000 in his first defeat in six fights.

Former NFL football star Herschel Walker earned a disclosed $600 for his third-round victory against Greg Nagy, though reports have put Walker’s undisclosed pay at six figures. The 47-year-old Heisman Trophy winner said he’d donate his take to Project Turnaround, a Dallas-based charity that aims to “rebuild communities from the inside out with a comprehensive, faith-based program designed to improve and enrich the lives of urban youth and families.” Nagy took home $5,000 in defeat.

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos continued her terrorization of the women’s 145-pound ranks with another sound victory against Dutch ace Marloes Coenen. Cyborg, who made $55,000, pummeled and out-muscled Coenen for a third-round stoppage. Coenen, a 10-year veteran of the women’s circuit, made $2,000.

Strikeforce “Miami” Payouts

Nick Diaz -- $100,000 (no win bonus listed)
Marius Zaromskis -- $30,000

Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos -- $35,000 (including $15,000 bonus, $5,000 championship bonus)
Marloes Coenen –- $2,000

Herschel Walker -- $600 (no win bonus listed)
Greg Nagy –- $5,000

Robbie Lawler -- $100,000 (no win bonus listed)
Melvin Manhoef -- $5,000

Bobby Lashley -- $50,000 (no win bonus listed)
Wes Sims -- $25,000

Jay Hieron -- $65,000 (including $35,000 win bonus)
Joe Riggs -- $30,000

Joe Ray -- $1,500 (including $500 win bonus)
John Clarke -- $1,000

David Gomez -- $2,000 (including $1,000 win bonus)
Craig Oxley -- $1,500

Pablo Alfonso -- $3,000 (including $1,500 win bonus)
Marcos da Matta -- $2,500

Hayder Hassan -- $2,000 (including $1,000 win bonus)
Ryan Keenan -- $2,000

John Kelly -- $2,000 (including $1,000 win bonus)
Sabah Homasi -- $1,000

Michael Byrnes Jr. -- $2,000 (including win $1,000 bonus)
Dave Zitanick -- $1,500

Note: These numbers, sent to by the Florida Department of Business and Regulation, are disclosed pay only. They do not include additional compensation agreements, bonuses or percentages of other revenue.
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