Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy Fighters Paid Despite Event Cancellation

Fighters who were set to compete at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy this coming Saturday night in Sacramento, California, have been paid by Zuffa despite the event being cancelled.

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 confirmed that many fighters received their contracted “show” money.

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