UFC confirmed Monday that Brock Lesnar earned a flat pay of $2.5 million for his headline return fight at UFC 200.
Lesnar’s disclosed pay is the highest in UFC history, topping $1.5 million for Conor McGregor at UFC 196. Lesnar will also earn bonus pay based on the PPV buys.
Lesnar’s opponent, Mark Hunt, earned the second-highest pay at $700,000 for his loss to Lesnar.
Anderson Silva, who took the place of co-headliner Jon Jones on two days notice, earned $600,000. Silva’s opponent, Daniel Cormier, and main-eventer Miesha Tate earned $500,000 each.
Total payroll was nearly $7.0 million, the largest disclosed payroll for a UFC event in company history.
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