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The hair was a factor


Considering he was fighting both Nick Diaz and his own unruly haircut, I think KJ Noons did pretty well last Saturday. While some say KJ’s Compustrike numbers were screwed up due to sheer computational fuck uppery, I think their system became sentient and counted every time KJ ran his hands through his hair, declaring it a ‘hit’ with the ladieeeeez.

All that coiffing came at a price though – not only did KJ break his hand (thumb?) in the second round, but Nick Diaz also managed to break KJ’s jaw in the first. If this means no toffees, swedish berries, or other assorted sticky treats for two months, then I salute Noons for the sacrifices he makes in order to fight.

Speaking of sacrifices, lets get right into the paydays for last weekend’s Strikeforce card, which I would say was a pretty good bargain at just over 200k, or half of what the UFC ends up paying for a welfare Fight Night or TUF finale. Remember these numbers the next time Nick Diaz says he ‘just wants to get paid’ to do something, be it fighting, promotional appearances, or cutting your lawn.

As always, numbers are ordered from most to least paid because that’s the world we live in, bitches.

  • Nick Diaz: $50,000
  • Josh Thomson: $50,000
  • Gesias Cavalcante: $40,000
  • Sarah Kaufman: $20,000
  • Tyron Woodley: $15,000 ($7,500 win bonus)
  • K.J. Noons: $10,000
  • Andre Galvao: $10,000
  • Marloes Coenen: $3,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
  • James Terry: $3,000 ($1,500 win bonus)
  • Josh McDonald: $3,000 ($1,500 win bonus)
  • Jess Bouscal: $3,000 ($1,500 win bonus)
  • David Marshall: $1,500
  • Ron Keslar: $1,500
  • Luis Mendoza: $1,500

The ‘I hope there’s more money hidden in the background than this’ award goes to: Strikeforce. Marloes Coenen making the same as the unaired local prelim fighters seems just a little fucked up. And there must be something going on with KJ Noons – he made 25k off his first fight back with Strikeforce, so does it make sense that he’d only make 10k for a title fight against Nick Diaz?

The ‘I’m starting to get pissed off at how little I make’ award goes to: Nick Diaz, who is making 10k less per fight than his little brother. This also doesn’t factor in better sponsor money in the UFC or Dana White’s backstage penchant for throwing fighters more money on a whim than Scott Coker makes in a year.

The ‘Squeaky wheel gets the grease’ award goes to: Sarah Kaufman, who’s making twice what KJ Noons officially made. Let’s hope she spends a few bucks on a new weigh-in top that didn’t come out of a lost and found box in a retirement home. Actually, considering she’s probably gonna fall into Strikeforce’s infamous fighter black hole now that she’s lost, maybe she should save her money.

  • G Funk says:

    That air chit was ehdribin me crazy meign!!!

  • Márcio says:

    Who’s the fag with the huge boner for KJ who starts seducing him at 1:58? Jeez, the man love is strong in that one.

  • Omomatta says:

    I hope these fools are pulling in some decent sponsorship loot. I mean, KJ’s gotta be spending at least 10K a quarter on Prell.

  • Komodo says:

    Damn man… Marloes got gypped big time. That is fucking horrible.

  • dawgbone says:

    Too bad that hockey thing didn’t work out for Mendoza. Kid had fucking wheels and after he learned to stop and scored that shootout goal in that win against Iceland I thought he would make it somewhere as a pro hockey player.

    Now he’s fighting for $1500 on strikeforce.

  • P W says:

    I’m glad you also noticed KJ fixing his hair prior to and after every exchange. With a crew cut he had won the fight.

  • shawn says:

    bahhhh everybody stop getting all nuts about marloes. she ABSOLUTELY got more than that. these are just the figures reported to the athletic commission. lower reported figures are actually in the best interest of the fighter as a lower figure means less taxes taken out.

  • Rodriguez says:

    I’m sporting KJ Noons hair :/

  • Garp2 says:

    I’d love to see a comparison between what Nick and Nate have made over the past few years. You gotta figure Nate’s making more in sponsorships, right?
    Wait. Is this Fightlinker? I meant to post this on MMAPayout.