Lesnar earns big at UFC 200

Former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE star Brock Lesnar reportedly earned $2.5 million after making a return at UFC 200, which is the largest disclosed payout ever for the UFC.

Lesnar marked his return to the Octagon with a unanimous decision victory over Mark Hunt.

According to Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole, the fighter purses were made available by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and are interesting especially when you see the difference earned between Lesnar and Daniel Cormier.

While Lesnar earned $2.5 million, Cormier had his purse cut in half and earned $500,000 after Jon Jones was stopped from participating in their scheduled heavyweight bout due to a failed a drug test. 

He was replaced by Anderson Silva in a non-title match-up. Cormier scored something of a hollow victory defeating Silva via a unanimous decision.

The numbers below don't include bonuses and pay-per-view points that woud add to the totals.

UFC 200: Main Card Fighter Purses 

Brock Lesnar $2,500,000
Mark Hunt $700,000
Anderson Silva $600,000
Miesha Tate $500,000
Daniel Cormier $500,000
Jose Aldo $400,000
Cain Velasquez $300,000
Frankie Edgar $190,000
Travis Browne $120,000
Amanda Nunes $100,000

Comments