UFC 200: Brock Lesnar guaranteed a record payday in UFC history
Former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE superstar Brock Lesnar made a successful return to the octagon at UFC 200 last night as he beat his rival Mark Hunt convincingly. This bout has been the most anticipated one on the historic UFC 200’s match card. Now, it has been revealed that Lesnar will be earning a record $2.5 million for his appearance at UFC 200. Brock’s paycheck is the highest guaranteed paycheck for any fighter in the history of UFC. Lesnar's salary was first reported by Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole.
The beast incarnate announced his decision to return to the UFC in June and on his return, he beat Hunt 29-27 29-27 29-27 by unanimous decision. After his win, Lesnar said: "Oh man, it took me a little while to get acclimated. Words can't describe it. Thank you everybody. Thanks so much."
With this, Brock splashed the previous record held by Irish fighter Conor McGregor, who earned a guaranteed $1 million payday for his UFC 196 fight against Nate Diaz. Now those figures don't account for PPV sales, which both McGregor and Lesnar earn on the back end after the shows are over.