It's been just over a month since Brock Lesnar announced that he was making his MMA comeback at UFC 200. He is set to fight Mark Hunt for the main event tonight. After four years and some odd months off, if he doesn't bring "the pain" enough to win, he's still raking in a boatload of cash.
According to Yahoo Sports reporter Kevin Iole, Lesnar reportedly has a $2.5 million purse to take home, the largest payout in UFC history. He's been out of the Octagon since UFC 141 on Dec. 20, 2011, and later rejoined the WWE and regained a world heavyweight championship belt. Hunt, dubbed as "The King of Walk-Offs," holds a record is 12-10 in The Octagon.
The rest of the fighters on the card tonight have no where near Lesnar's for their payout, who is making over three times the next closest fighter.
Also, the payouts between some fighters have now been skewed as a result of Jon Jones who caught a doping violation after testing positive for PEDS earlier this week. That apparently has left the Anderson Silva vs. Daniel Cormier match-up in a predicament where Cormier was supposed to have a $1 million purse because of Jones' failed drug test, which eats $500,000 into the next level opponents' payout.
For Lesnar, there is nothing wrong with being second place, especially if you can buy a mansion the next day to cheer up from losing.
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