Posted 8/14/11 9:31:00PM
The full "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine" paydays included:
Luke Rockhold: $90,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Keith Jardine: $30,000
Robbie Lawler: $150,000 (no win bonus)
def. Adlan Amagov: $10,000
Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal: $95,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Lorenz Larkin: $17,000
Tyron Woodley: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Jordan Mein: $9,000
Tarec Saffiedine: $31,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Tyler Stinson: $4,000
Nah-Shon Burrell: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. James Terry: $9,000
Gian Villante: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Trevor Smith: $4,000
Ricky Legere: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Spang: $6,000
Estevan Payan: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Alonzo Martinez: $5,000
Posted 4/26/07 1:42:00AM
wow a lot of matchups where one guy was making 10-15 x more than his opponent heh.
Posted 9/24/10 8:39:00PM
I'm probably the biggest Lawler fan on The Playground, but even I have to admit those numbers are bulls*** when you have the champion only reeling in $90,000 which includes his win bonus.
But hey, who am I to complain.
Posted 12/5/07 12:38:00PM
Sherdog touched on this in the post-event Beatdown podcast, actually. Lawler sticks with Strikeforce because they take care of him and he apparently has a lot of input when it comes to his matchmaking. I agree with their assessment that Lawler's better off in the UFC - we know where he's at in the Strikeforce order, and because of his striking and athleticism he'll always be a credible threat. While he's not a complete fighter and will not hold a belt for an extended period, he really is an excellent gatekeeper and there's nothing wrong with that kind of a role, especially when his recent losses tend to come through grappling and not by getting knocked out.
Posted 1/6/10 12:05:00PM
the same can be said for many ufc fighters. I would rather pay to watch cruz defend his belt again instead of pay to watch tito do anything, but the pay scale says otherwise (provided a large payout indicates a fighters role in ppv buys)