The MMA Beat's Mike Straka recently said that UFC Welterweight champion wanted $50,000,000 to fight Anderson Silva.
"I was told by somebody very close to Georges that Georges today makes close to $8 million a fight," related Straka. "So to fight Anderson Silva he's going to ask for $50,000,000."
"Because he said that Georges has ten fights left in his career at $8,000,000 a fight. But he believes that Anderson could actually hurt him, could physically hurt him and end his career. So to take that chance he wants $50 million and that's exactly the number he's going to go to Dana White with."
Most fans were dismissive of the figure, and in an interview with Canada's GSP-l-homme-de-50-millions-de-dollars-191665.html">98.5 FM, GSP was too.
"I have not been informed of this, it is not true," said GSP. "Nobody told me about it and I am in France now, I have not seen the article."
Straka however is standing by the piece, via Twitter:
Mike Straka @MikeStraka
All I'm going to say about the 50m dollar ask is that I stand by my story. Personally I'd love to see MMA stars get that kind of purse.