Saturday night saw the UFC debut of former WWE Champion CM Punk but it certainly didn't go the way he would have planned it.
The former superstar turned fighter lost to Mickey Gall after being forced to submit in the first round of their clash.
A big night outside of the octagon
Punk tapped out to the rear naked choke hold after just 2:14 in the octagon against Gall in his UFC debut to forget.
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It may have been a bad night inside the octagon for Punk, but outside of the Quicken Loans Arena, the Chicago fighter will have had a reason to smile.
Money has become as big a part of UFC as the octagon itself with featherweight fighter Conor McGregor almost personifying that idea.
For Punk however, he earned a massive $500,000 for his 134 second fight in Cleveland on Saturday night.
He may not have been the highest earner on the card, but a huge paycheck will surely make him smile particularly since it may increase even further.
His half a million total will likely rise even higher when coupled with a back end salary based on the total PPV sales from the event.
For the man who almost strolled to victory over Punk, Mickey Gall has earned just $30,000 for his appearance at UFC 203.
Gall earned $15,000 for fighting and an extra $15,000 for defeating the former WWE Champion in only his second UFC bout.
The official disclosed financial figures from UFC 203 read well for Punk, but he has received a lot of criticism since the fight with many claiming that he is not UFC quality.
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