Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov medical suspensions, fighter salaries/payouts/gate and live attendance

If you didn’t watch the StrikeForce GP finals, you missed a great show, great. I can’t tell you how great this show was, watch the highlight reel above and you will get just a fraction of how great the show was. KO’s everywhere, submissions, controversy, belts changing hands, and the list goes on and on. Showtime is replaying it, HDnet is replaying their part, you owe it to yourself to watch it.

Precautionary layoffs range from 30 days to 60 days:

  • Antonio Silva: Suspended 60 days due to KO loss/for precautionary reasons
  • Yoel Romero: Suspended 60 days due to KO loss/for precautionary reasons
  • Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos: Suspended 30 days due to KO loss/for precautionary reasons
  • Amanda Nunes: Suspended 30 days due to KO loss/for precautionary reasons
  • *Daniel Cormier
  • **Rafael Feijao

*Daniel Cormier has a possible hand injury, at this time no more information has been released. He was not medically suspended.
** Rafael Feijao has a broken forearm (due to a collision with Joel’s head when Feijao missed a punch during the first round) which may require surgery. He was not medically suspended.

Attendance Numbers were not released, however the approximate attendance was 2000. I’ve also seen 1500 as the amount of tickets sold. The Arena Capacity was 17,000. (not a good sign)

The total disclosed payroll: $942,000
Fighter Salaries (do not include additional bonuses and or sponsor fees):

Josh Barnett: $150,000 (no win bonus)
def. Sergei Kharitonov: $100,000

Daniel Cormier: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Antonio Silva: $100,000

Luke Rockhold: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Ronaldo Souza: $70,000

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal: $85,000 (no win bonus)
def. Roger Gracie: $80,000

Pat Healy: $17,500 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Maximo Blanco: $13,000

Mike Kyle: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $5,000

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Yoel Romero: $10,000

Jordan Mein: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos: $20,000

Alexis Davis: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Amanda Nunes: $7,500

Dominique Steele: $5,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Mierzwiak: $3,000

That’s it!
Anthony Dominguez
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