White: $5,000,000 man not Brock or Jones


UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones famously has two brothers in the NFL, Arthur, who is older, and Chandler, who is younger. Arthur is a defensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, while Chandler is a defensive lineman for the New England Patriots.

Both brothers make approximately $2,000,000 per year. It has been widely assumed that with the mature pay structure in the NFL, the football players were making more money than the fighter, but according to Arthur, it is Jones who makes more, more even than both brothers combined.

UFC president Dana White confirmed the accounting on Monday.

“Damn right he is,” said White. “Why would he say it if it wasn’t true? You got all the idiots that say our fighters don’t make any money and all this other stuff. They make lot’s of money; it’s just nobody’s business how much money they make.”

Last week, White said during a Google Hangout with Fox Sports that the single highest payday a UFC fighter has earned from one fight is $5 million. The UFC boss wouldn’t divulge who that fighter was, but he did confirm that neither Jones nor the former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar are the five-million-dollar man.

What White did reveal, however, is that whoever the owner of that $5 million payday is, UFC fans still pay to see them fight in the octagon to this day.

“Yup, still fights,” White said.

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As GSP is the sport's biggest PPV draw, it stands to reason that he is five million dollar man.


tags: UFC   Brock Lesnar (detail)  GSP   Georges St-Pierre (detail)  Anderson Silva (detail)  Jon Jones (detail)  


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KingofBJJ site profile image  

9/25/13 7:56 PM by KingofBJJ

This is old news from an article months ago.  The only person making $5 million a fight in the UFC is Dana White.  The fact he won't tell you who the "mystery" fighter is, is because he is a liar and he is trolling the kids on here to make it sound like the UFC pays its top fighters professional champion boxer's pay.

Pitbull3744 site profile image  

9/25/13 11:14 AM by Pitbull3744

It was from GSP shields

frankiscool site profile image  

9/25/13 11:09 AM by frankiscool

GSP.  Didn't they do over 50K up there for one of his fights? I'm betting it's GSP...                     Or Anderson. :)

kyle223 site profile image  

9/25/13 11:05 AM by kyle223

People's reading comprehension skills are really lacking in this thread. Dana White specifically states that "it's an ACTIVE UFC FIGHTER". So no, it's not Tito or Chuck, and it's definitely not James Toney.Dana has said it before. GSP is the PPV king and draws the most buys. It's clearly GSP.

ssj site profile image  

9/25/13 10:53 AM by ssj


SHOGUN250 site profile image  

9/25/13 10:49 AM by SHOGUN250

It isn't Chocolate Al, Dana said he is still an active fighter.   I want to say it's Anderson, or even BJ, but I can't think of a "big enough" fight for either of them warranting that payday.  MAYBE the Chael rematch?   But I think It has to be GSP, and it has to be when he fought Jake Shields, due to venue size.. no?  It can't be UFC 100 as he was co-main...

RSGTT_SonOfJockstrap site profile image  

9/25/13 10:17 AM by RSGTT_SonOfJockstrap

Lesnar made more than $5 million/fight but it wasn't from the UFC. I'm guessing it's GSP, can't really see it being anyone else.

RKing85 site profile image  

9/25/13 10:13 AM by RKing85

no surprize at all that it's not Jones.Thought there was a chance that it was Lesnar.

chokeyou site profile image  

9/25/13 10:11 AM by chokeyou

chuck..stop speculating

duckhuntgangsta site profile image  

9/25/13 9:53 AM by duckhuntgangsta

That would be UFC 100 or the Anderson / Chael rematch. I'm going for Andy as GSP was the co-main for 100