Strikeforce 5 Payouts

Strikeforce 5 official fighter payouts. This does not include fight bonuses paid by the promoter. Wrestling Observer

Frank Shamrock ($200,000) def. Phil Baroni ($100,000)
Cung Le ($45,000) def. Tony Fryklund ($8,000)
Murilo “Ninja” Rua ($25,000) def. Joey Villasenor ($15,000)
Josh Thomson ($15,000) def. Nick Gonzalez ($4,000)
Paul Daley ($6,000) def. Duane “Bang” Ludwig ($15,000)
Paul Buentello ($25,000) def. Carter Williams ($13,340)
Luke Stewart ($10,000) def. Jason Von Flue ($10,000)
Mike Pyle ($10,000) def. Aaron Wetherspoon ($4,000)
Edson Berto ($7,000) def. Victor Valenzuela ($4,000)


  1. Mikey

    June 27, 2007 at 4:10 am

    I see Cro Cop coming back in good form against Kongo. They match up well together and have the same kickboxing background, but Cro Cop has more experinece in this fight and is motivated by a bad performance.

  2. Mikey

    June 27, 2007 at 4:13 am

    This is crazy, this is how fighters should be paid. You are part of a worldwide pay per view fighting event that is given a ton of money through advertising.

    What can I say, when it comes to the fighters you hate to love the UFC.

  3. markjimbo

    June 27, 2007 at 4:22 am

    now this is closer to what top MMA fighters SHOULD be gettin' paid. The UFC needs to step up and stop leaching off their fighters – this is insane when you consider how much more $$$ Zuffa/UFC is makin' – and the sport is suffering because of this – Why do you think Fedor is hesitant to sign with the UFC?

    Hopefully guys like Rampage will keep bitching about UFC sponsorship handling/payouts – maybe one of these days they'll wake up and do what's right so we can really see the best go at it.

    Dana = LEACH!

  4. Realwun

    June 27, 2007 at 5:46 am

    I just have to comment about the money thing after watching the movie "Sicko." It tells about how the US is so shitty when it comes to medicine for its people, where Cuba has a much better medical plan for its people than us, because the insurance and pharmaceutical companies are corrupt.

    I've been a professional fighter for the past three years. When I decided to do that I had to make training my career and have only held part time jobs…that means no medical insurance (broke as hell too).

    In that time I have suffered so many injuries including ligament tear in my right hand, two pec tears, and a smashed adams apple (couldnt talk for a week), to name a few. And I'm a lucky one, no broken bones or career threatening injuries. Its a gamble and if I ever get really hurt, I'm pretty much f'd.

    In the past three years, the only time I went to the doctor was when I thought I had a pneumonia. The doctors visit was over a hundred and the medicine was 120 for just two prescriptions.

    Now that I saw that movie I'm pissed that a lot of my fears about needing medical attention aren't even an issue in a lot of other countries. Makes me wonder about the corruption in our country and how big shots are fine sacrificing the ones in need as long as it makes them a wad of cash. Kinda reminds me of the UFC and how little they pay their fighters. That movie is crazy and it opened my eyes to what other people have to go through for medical attention.

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