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Brock Lesnar’s Disclosed Pay For UFC 200 Dwarfs That Of Conor McGregor’s $1m For UFC 196

Brock Lesnar headlined the biggest pay-per-view in UFC 100, and that drawing power has seen him rewarded handsomely for his UFC 200 appearance.


The Beast’s impromptu return to the sport just last month saw a UFC 200 card that had lost MMA’s current top star Conor McGregor return to prominence.

Brock Lesnar’s blockbuster heavyweight bout against knockout merchant Mark Hunt has remained a steadfast attraction amidst the Jon Jones debacle. As such, the UFC have seen fit to more than double their previous record-high disclosed payout.

LAS VEGAS - JULY 11: Brock Lesnar reacts after knocking out Frank Mir during their heavyweight title bout during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor earned a flat one million dollars in disclosed pay for his UFC 196 bout with Nate Diaz. That event was the second highest grossing in the company’s history behind UFC 100.

Of course, McGregor made in excess of $10m overall once his cut of the PPV buy-rate kicked in, but his disclosed figure was historic for being the first to reach seven figures.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates after defeating Jose Aldo of Brazil in their featherweight championship bout during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Just four months later, Lesnar has crushed that amount, according to Yahoo’s Kevin Iole via the Nevada Athletic State Commission.

Considering that Lesnar already made millions in the WWE on what is a part-time contract, the Minnesota native (now bizarrely representing Canada) will be seeing dollar signs tonight. For his sake, let’s hope it’s not stars he’ll be seeing also.

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Author: Chris Kelleher

Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs.