Representin' The MA's
The Oregon State Athletic COmmission has revealed the official fighter payouts from last weekend's Strikeforce Challengers event. The total disclosed payouts was $46,500 with the biggest share-$10,000-going to Kevin Casey. And while Matt Lindland is listed as only making $1000 for his fight, it's important to note that the salary figures from the commission do not include any undisclosed bonuses paid by the organization. For instance, Lindland was paid an official $50,000 purse for his December 2009 debut for Strikeforce, and it is highly unlikely "The Law" would sign-off on a 98 percent decrease in salary. Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi was compensated in a similarly undisclosed fashion when his Aug. 2009 official fight purse was listed as just $2,000.