$5 million most UFC athlete made for one bout
Today during a Google Hangout, UFC President Dana White was asked what the most any UFC athlete had ever made for a single bout. Lorenzo Fertita happen to be near by and they both agreed it was approxiamately $5 million. The UFC bosses would not reveal to whom it was paid, but Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, or Brock Lesnar are likely candidates:
“We paid a guy $5 million for a fight before, [but] we didn’t start making money until 2007. That was six years ago. So boxing’s been around for a 100 years, they’ve been doing big events since way back when. Pretty amazing what we have done in short amount of time. I don’t think a lot of people look at that way and break it down for what it really is.”
What most likely spurred the question was the recent reveal that Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is set to make a guaranteed $41.5 million for this Saturday’s bout. Boxing of course is a sport that has been around for a hundred years and mixed martial arts only since 1993.