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VCURamFan
01-09-2012, 08:08 PM
Our boy made BANK!!!!

Middleweight Robbie Lawler (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/robbie/lawler/471/) was the highest earner at Strikeforce (http://www.mmafighting.com/strikeforce/): Rockhold vs. Jardine, banking a flat purse of $150,000 in his fight against Adlan Amagov.

The next highest paid were Muhammed Lawal (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/muhammed/lawal/1460/) and Luke Rockhold (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/luke/rockhold/1294/) at $95,000 and $90,000, respectively, at this past Saturday's Showtime-televised card in Las Vegas.

Below are the Strikeforce fighter salaries, reported by Strikeforce to the Nevada state commission.

Showtime Main Card
Luke Rockhold: $65,000 + $25,000 (win bonus) = $90,000 def. Keith Jardine (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/keith/jardine/248/): $30,000
Robbie Lawler: $150,000 (no win bonus) def. Adlan Amagov: $10,000
King Mo: $80,000 + $15,000 (win) = $95,000 def. Lorenz Larkin (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/lorenz/larkin/1783/): $17,000
Tyron Woodley (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/tyron/woodley/1386/): $30,000 + $30,000 (win) = $60,000 def. Jordan Mein: $9,000
Tarec Saffiedine (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/tarec/saffiedine/942/): $15,000 + $15,000 (win) = $30,000 def. Tyler Stinson: $4,000

Showtime Extreme Preliminary Card
Na-Shon Burrell: $4,000 + $4,000 (win) = $8,000 def. James Terry (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/james/terry/1361/): $9,000
Gian Villante (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/gian/villante/1742/): $10,000 + $10,000 (win) = $20,000 def. Trevor Smith: $4,000
Ricky Legere: $5,000 + $5,000 (win) = $10,000 def. Chris Sprang: $6,000
Estevan Payan: $4,000 + $4,000 (win) = $8,000 def. Alonzo Martinez: $5,000

County Mike
01-09-2012, 08:22 PM
He still deserves more. I'd like to see him earning $500,000+ with the UFC.

Irish Pride
01-09-2012, 09:26 PM
So would I but I don't think Robbie will be coming to the UFC anytime soon. His record in Strikeforce isn't the best. I love watching him fight though. I'm glad he's with Strikeforce. Loved his last fight. :punch:

Liddellfan
01-09-2012, 11:45 PM
So would I but I don't think Robbie will be coming to the UFC anytime soon. His record in Strikeforce isn't the best. I love watching him fight though. I'm glad he's with Strikeforce. Loved his last fight. :punch:

I don't think his Strikeforce record will stop him from being in the UFC...According to Dana White, he and Robbie have a good relationship. Every fighter has setbacks, Robbie is not immune to this. He is a GREAT talent and many of us love watching him fight, ALWAYS entertaining.
Hope to see him back in the UFC shortly.

matthughesfan21
01-10-2012, 12:18 AM
He still deserves more. I'd like to see him earning $500,000+ with the UFC.

I love Robbie and want him in the UFC also, but what makes you think he would get that much in the UFC? That's what the big guys make....More than Matt in his last fight, more than Jon Jones, even more than GSP makes base salary(he makes much more with ppv buys, but Robbie's contract wouldn't give him those same bonuses as GSP)...If he made 500k, he'd be the highest paid fighter on virtually every card..........To be honest, I was surprised to see him make as much as he did considering everyone else was below 100k

County Mike
01-10-2012, 12:20 PM
I didn't say I expected him to make over $500K. I just said I'd LIKE to see him making that kind of money.

matthughesfan21
01-10-2012, 06:00 PM
I didn't say I expected him to make over $500K. I just said I'd LIKE to see him making that kind of money.
Haha my bad...Well I think we'd all like to see that...I'd also like to win the lottery, but so far, no luck

3dlee
01-11-2012, 07:32 AM
Thats awesome to see Robbie gettin paid! He really is one of the biggest stars over there. Especially now that a lot of guys have left. I think he can definitley string together some w's and get another title shot by the end of the year. Or he could cut to 170 and hold the belt there. Hes still a young gun and will only get better and better. Zuffa is right by letting him get some big exposure and experience on the smaller, more forgiveable stage before having him jump ship.