Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley Official Salaries, Injuries, and Medical Suspensions

Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nick Diaz was the indeed the big winner last Saturday night not only defeating UK stand-out, Paul “Semtex” Daley via TKO in the very first round but pocketing $175,000 for his efforts.

His training partner and Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez earned himself $150,000, as did former light heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi. The Japanese pair of Shinya Aoki and Tatsuya Kawajiri took home $73,637.50 and $97,612.50 respectively. The lowest paid of the main card fighters, seen former UFC star Keith Jardine take home $25,000 and Lyle Beerbohm, $10,000.

The medical suspensions have also been revealed by the California State Athletic Commission, Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nick Diaz will be shelved for 60 days due to an eye laceration, while his opponent, Paul “Semtex” Daley is out for 45 days due to precautionary reasons. Other suspensions include Tatsuya Kawajiri (45 days) and Keith Jardine (60 days).

The official list of salaries, injuries, and medical suspensions:

Nick Diaz – $175,000 def. Paul Daley – $65,000
Gilbert Melendez – $150,000 def. Tatsuya Kawajiri – $97,612.50
Gegard Mousasi – $150,000 drew with Keith Jardine – $25,000
Shinya Aoki – $73,637.50 def. Lyle Beerbohm – $10,000
Robert Peralta – $4,000 (including $2,000 win bonus) def. Hiroyuki Takaya – $2,740
Virgil Zwicker – $3,000 (including $1,000 win bonus) def. Brett Albee – $1,000
Joe Duarte – $2,000 (including $1,000 win bonus) def. Saad Awad – $1,500
Herman Terrado – $1,500 (including $500 win bonus) def. A.J. Matthews – $1,000
Rolando Perez – $3,000 (including $1,000 win bonus) def. Edgar Cardenas – $1,000
Casey Ryan – $2,000 (including $1,000 win bonus) def. Paul Song – $750

Nick Diaz: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) for eye laceration
Paul Daley: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons
Tatsuya Kawajiri: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons
Keith Jardine: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) for right eyebrow and nose laceration
Hiroyuki Takaya: Suspended 60 days (60 days no contact) for right cheek laceration
Brett Albee: Suspension 60 days (60 days no contact) for nose and temple laceration
Saad Awad: Suspended 180 days (180 days no contact) for fractured right hand
AJ Matthews: Suspended 45 days (30 days no contact) for precautionary reasons

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