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Fighters receive pay following cancellation of 'Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy'

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Fighters left in the lurch following the cancellation of "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy" will be compensated, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned.

Jorge Gurgel, Pat Healy, Adriano Martins, Jorge Santiago, Josh Thomson and Yuri Villefort were among those confirmed to have been promised at least partial pay, and additional sources confirmed the promotion is planning to compensate all 19 athletes who were left without a fight.

The exact amount issued to each fighter was not disclosed, but sources MMAjunkie.com spoke to said many fighters received their contracted "show" money.

"I cannot give you amounts because the financials involved are private, but I can tell you that Zuffa is taking very good care of Jorge Santiago and Yuri Villefort," said Authentic Sports Management publicist Jen Wenk in a statement...

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Post #1   9/26/12 4:11:26AM   

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Very good to hear. Those guys had already racked up training expenses, made travel arrangements, etc. I'm sure it's a huge relief for a lot of guys.

Post #2   9/26/12 8:31:42AM   

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They should all at least get their show money.

Post #3   9/26/12 11:26:50AM   

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Good. Those guys trained too hard to just have the event cancelled a week out.

Post #4   9/26/12 12:47:43PM   

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Good to hear they are getting their money. I'm really bummed that I can't watch the fights though. We just got Showtime at my house a few weeks ago too

Post #5   9/26/12 1:42:51PM