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Wanna know one of the primary reasons Strikeforce was forced to close its doors following Saturday’s event? Well, the total disclosed payroll for “Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine” was an astonishing $1,153,500. According to the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission, Josh Barnett (Pictured) was the night’s highest earner. “The Warmaster” pocketed a flat $250,000 salary for meeting Nandor Guelmino inside the hexagon. Gegard Mousasi scored the event’s second-largest purse. The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion made a cool $175k. Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes. Additionally, they do not contain money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income. Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City hosted Saturday’s event. Here are the official salaries for Strikeforce’s finale (Courtesy of MMAJunkie): (Total disclosed payroll: $1,153,500) Preliminary Card: Estevan Payan: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) Defeated Michael Bravo: $6,000 Adriano Martins: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) Defeated Jorge Gurgel: $10,000 Roger Gracie: $94,000 (includes $47,000 win bonus) Defeated Anthony Smith: $10,000 Pat Healy: $42,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) Defeated Kurt Holobaugh: $9,000 Tim Kennedy: $80,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) Defeated Trevor Smith: $8,000 Ryan Couture: $22,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) Defeated KJ Noons: $41,000 Main Card: Ronaldo Souza: $100,500 (includes $28,000 win bonus) Defeated Ed Herman: $34,000 Gegard Mousasi: $175,000 (no win bonus) Defeated Mike Kyle: $25,000 Josh Barnett: $250,000 (no win bonus) Defeated Nandor Guelmino: $12,000 Daniel Cormier: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus) Defeated Dion Staring: $8,000 Tarec Saffiedine: $39,000 (includes $19,500 win bonus) Defeated Nate Marquardt: $40,000

Nate Marquardt Posts Pictures of Battered and Bruised Thigh

There are two things I’m glad I’m not this fine Sunday morning: My neighbor’s poor little dog who was accidentally left outside in the cold last night and Nate Marquardt’s battered and bruised left thigh (Pictured). Despite requiring the use of crutches to get around, which is completely understandable considering the punishment his lead leg received courtesy of countless...

‘Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine’ Video Highlights

Did you miss Strikeforce’s final event, despite the fact Showtime was offering it during their free weekend preview? No worries, because we’ve located the highlights from “Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine” for your viewing pleasure. The card was jammed packed full of underdogs, but only one longshot managed to pull through. And wouldn’t you know it, the upset special...

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Full Results RIP StrikeForce

      Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes Main Welterweight  Nate Marquardt (c) def.  Tarec Saffiedine For Strikeforce Welterweight Title Main Heavyweight  Daniel Cormier def.  Dion Staring Main Heavyweight  Josh Barnett def.  Nandor Guelmino Main Light Heavyweight  Gegard Mousasi def.  Mike Kyle Main Catchweight (194lbs)  Ronaldo Souza def.  Ed Herman Preliminary...

‘Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine’ Live Results and Play-by-Play

“Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine” will be jumping off Saturday inside Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Tonight’s festivities kick off at approximately 7PM ET/4PM PT. Showtime Extreme broadcasts the card’s prelims at 8PM ET/PT. Showtime airs the night’s featured bouts at 10PM ET/PT. Spoiler Alert: Only fans with access to an east coast feed can watch...

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Results & Live Coverage

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine takes place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City and features a welterweight title fight between Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffedine as well as a co-main event heavyweight showdown between Grand Prix champ Daniel Cormier and Dion Starling as well as another 265lbs battle between Josh Barnett and Nandor Guelmino.   Check back here at...

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs Saffiedine Pick 'Em Contest Results

  Congratulations to Tanya Simmons who won our Strikeforce: Marquardt vs Saffiedine Pick 'Em Contest via tiebreaker (she was the only person who picked the main event winner correctly).  Our netx Pick 'Em Contest will be for UFC on FX: Belfort vs Bisping on Jan 19th.  Thanks for playing! Consensus Picks Nate...

Weekend in Violence 3 Stars: Saffiedine, Cormier, 'Jacare' send Strikeforce out with style

Saturday night would be the final time we would see fighters don those famous red and blue Strikeforce 8 oz. gloves. Oklahoma City, not San Jose where the company was based and saw most of it's memorable moments, would be the setting for the final show in Strikeforce history. While the promotion didn't exactly go out with a bang, it was a very stellar card from top to bottom...

Strikeforce Pay for Last Event: Barnett big winner with $250k

Tarec Saffiedine: $39,000 (includes $19,500 win bonus) def. Nate Marquardt: $40,000 Daniel Cormier: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus) def. Dion Staring: $8,000 Josh Barnett: $250,000 (no win bonus) def. Nandor Guelmino: $12,000 Gegard Mousasi: $175,000 (no win bonus) def. Mike Kyle: $25,000 Ronaldo Souza: $100,500 (includes $28,000 win bonus) def. Ed Herman: $34,000 Ryan Couture: [...]
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