Middleweight Robbie Lawler isn’t exactly known as a “happy go lucky” guy. A hard-hitting, hardworking product out of the Midwest, Lawler is all business when it comes to fighting and rarely seen with more than an intense scowl on his face. However, chances are “Ruthless” Robbie may have cracked a smile this morning when his paycheck cleared from Saturday night’s Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine event.
According to information provided by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Lawler was the highest paid athlete at the show, earning $150,000 for his opening round knockout of Adlan Amagov.
Other stand-out salaries included those belonging to Muhammed Lawal and headlining champion Luke Rockhold who took home $95,000 and $90,000 respectively. Rockhold’s veteran opponent, Keith Jardine, made $30,000 for his losing performance.
Read the full list of salary results below:
Estevan Payan: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) def. Alonzo Martinez: $5,000
Ricky Legere: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Chris Spang: $6,000
Gian Villante: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Trevor Smith: $4,000
Nah-Shon Burrell: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) def. James Terry: $9,000
Tarec Saffiedine: $31,000 (includes $15,500 win bonus) def. Tyler Stinson: $4,000
Tyron Woodley: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Jordan Mein: $9,000
Muhammed Lawal: $95,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Lorenz Larkin: $17,000
Robbie Lawler: $150,000 (no win bonus) def. Adlan Amagov: $10,000
Luke Rockhold: $90,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Keith Jardine: $30,000
PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE
MMATraining Take: As I recall Lawler was one of 3-4 fighters Strikeforce re-signed a few months prior to Zuffa buying the organization so clearly he’s riding off that glory rather than being paid for his recent performances. Lawal and Rockhold both seem on point and it’s nice to see them making decent scratch in a “second tier” promotion.