UFC 200 Purses: Lesnar earns highest ever UFC salary
Published: 11.07.2016 • 12:32
According to BloodyElbow, UFC 200 is live, and the disclosed fight purses for the milestone card are made available by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. As Kevin Iole points out on social media, two numbers stand out. WWE star and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will be earning $2.5 million, which is the largest disclosed payout ever for the UFC.
Conor McGregor’s $1 million disclosed payday at UFC 196 was the previous high mark for the promotion.
Daniel Cormier was originally supposed to receive $1 million for his title defense against Jon Jones, but his payout has now been cut down in half. For his non-title title bout against Anderson Silva that was quickly booked just two days before the contest, DC will earn $500,000.
Silva on the other hand, will earn more than the champion for stepping in on short notice, and has a disclosed payday of $600,000.
Lesnar’s opponent in Mark Hunt will earn $700,000. Headliners Tate and Nunes will earn $500,000 and $100,000 respectively. The featherweight title fight will have Jose Aldo earn $400,000, while Frankie Edgar is at $190,000.
These disclosed numbers also don’t include other bonuses and pay-per-view points that some fighters may receive.