Brock Lesnar: How does The Beast's salary in WWE compare to UFC earnings?

Brock Lesnar is one of the goats of WWE

Brock Lesnar’s salary in WWE compared to his salary in UFC makes for very interesting reading.

After leaving WWE in 2004, Brock Lesnar tried his hand at a career in UFC after things didn’t work out for him in the NFL.

Brock had four matches in the UFC, winning four of them, with the last coming while he was under WWE contract, when he stepped into the octagon with Mark Hunt in 2016.

Brock Lesnar’s UFC salary

Brock made quite a decent wage during his time with UFC, at least according to Sportskeeda, with his earnings coming to a combined $4.6million.

Below is a breakdown of Brock’s earnings from his UFC fights, with his final clash with Mark Hunt earning him a staggering $2,255,000, although he was later fined $250,000 for failing a drugs test.

  • UFC 81 (2008) – Frank Mir (Loss) – $250,000
  • UFC 87 (2008) – Heath Herring (Win) – $450,000 ($250,000 to show, $200,000 win bonus)
  • UFC 91 (2008) – Randy Couture (Win) – $450,000 ($250,000 to show, $200,000 win bonus)
  • UFC 100 (2009) – Frank Mir (Win) – $400,000
  • UFC 116 (2010) – Shane Carwin (Win) – $475,000 ($400,000 to show, $75,000 Submission of the Night bonus)
  • UFC 121 (2010) – Cain Velasquez (Loss) – $400,000
  • UFC 141 (2011) – Alistair Overeem (Loss) – $400,000
  • UFC 200 (2016) – Mark Hunt (No Contest) – $2,255,000 ($2,500,000 to show, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship, fined $250,000 for failing drug test)
Brock Lesnar in the UFC
Brock Lesnar in the UFC

Brock Lesnar’s WWE salary

Although Brock did make a fair bit of money during his time with the UFC, he’s made much more working for WWE.

According to The Mirror, Brock is the highest-paid WWE Superstar at the moment, earning a staggeting $12million each year as part of his contract.

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It’s worth noting that this is just the base salary for Lesnar’s WWE contract, and he’ll earn more when all of his bonuses are added on top.

So to put that into context, Brock’s UFC run between 2008 and 2016 saw him pocket the equivalent of what he’d earn in under five months as part of his contract with WWE.

So while Brock may have got a great deal of satisfaction out of winning fights and Heavyweight titles in the UFC, it’s clear to see that working for the WWE is where he’s going to make the most money.

If you’re interested in salary pieces, you can find out the salaries of all of WWE’s highest-paid stars, including the likes of John Cena and Brock Lesnar, by clicking right here.

Brock is rumoured to be returning to TV following his match at SummerSlam before the end of 2022, setting up a match at WWE Day 1 on New Year’s Day in 2023.

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