Brock Lesnar nets $2.5M in UFC 200 appearance—report
Brock Lesnar made a triumphant return to the octagon during the UFC’s bicentennial anniversary on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), and the organization has rewarded him with largest payday in the promotion’s history.
The former UFC Heavyweight Champion and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar could be pocketing as much as $2.5million guaranteed, after thwarting Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt, en route to a three-round unanimous decision victory.
Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports confirmed the news on Twitter on Sunday (Monday in Manila) via the numbers from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Brock Lesnar’s purse tonight is $2.5 million
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) July 9, 2016
That figure comes before the added remuneration that comes from the pay-per-view sales, which are also expected to be sizeable.
When Lesnar first headlined “UFC 100,” he collected a disclosed payout of $400,000 from the promotion. Nearly seven years later, he has more than tripled his earnings, despite being away from the sport since 2011.
The previous earnings record was held by Irish superstar and UFC Featherweight titleholder Connor McGregor, who pocketed $1million for his efforts at UFC 196 and epic clash with Nate Diaz. Khristian Ibarrola
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