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"Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson" official salaries: headliners share $85,000

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Josh Thomson upset Gilbert Melendez for the Strikeforce world lightweight title at this past Friday's "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson" event, but Thomson couldn't edge the former title-holder when it came to his payday.

Thomson earned a reported base salary of $35,000 ($15,000 of which was a win bonus) for the event; Melendez earned an event-high $50,000.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today acquired the list of salaries from Bill Douglas of the California State Athletic Commission.









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Post #1   7/2/08 1:53:44PM   

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I don't know why it is, but I just never understood why one guy who loses, sometimes gets paid more than the guy who wins. That's like telling the loser it's okay to lose, because your still going to get paid a lot more than your opponent. Gilbert might've been paid $75,000 had he won. That seems unfair. I don't care if Gilbert gets paid $50,000 (even though he didn't earn it), because he's a fighter and needs to be paid. Still they should've paid Thomson more.

Post #2   7/4/08 2:04:55PM