Brock Lesnar made a commanding return to the octagon this weekend after his victory over Mark Hunt.
The Beast Incarnate was dominating against his experienced opponent, using his impressive wrestling skills to complete own the fight on the floor while also working surprisingly well in the stand-up game to nullify Hunt's strengths.
Well, with Jon Jones out of the former main event, Lesnar vs Hunt was the de facto main event of UFC 200 and Lesnar certainly got paid like it, smashing UFC records.
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According to a report from Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, Lesnar was paid incredibly handsomely by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, raking in a truly mental $2.5million.
That is incredible. Just to put that into perspective, Conor McGregor broke the previous single-fight money record when he made a guaranteed $1million at UFC 196 for his first fight against Nate Diaz, which he lost.
Lesnar smashed that previous record by $1.5m, 150% more than McGregor made for his work at a pay-per-view that was one of the biggest selling UFC events of all-time.
Brock Lesnar is a true prizefighter, taking the biggest payday he can get and getting every single dollar possible. No wonder he made a return to the UFC with that amount of money on the table.
As you can probably imagine, Conor McGregor will not be happy about this. You can fully expect The Notorious One to be demanding similar recompense for his work at UFC 202 in the rematch against Diaz.
2.5 million dollars. Not bad for 15 minutes of work. That equates to $2777 per second. Incredible stuff.
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