So, how much money does it take to bring back a surprise mega-star for a featured bout on your biggest event of all-time? How does a cool $2.5 million sound?
According to Yahoo! Sports reporter Kevin Iole, current WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar will be earning a $2.5 million purse for his Octagon return tonight against Mark Hunt at the landmark UFC 200 event.
Whether that figure is the overall figure Lesnar will be earning for tonight’s fight, or if he will also earn a percentage of the pay-per-view profits as he did in the past, was not specified by the veteran fight journalist.
UFC President Dana White noted during his UFC 200 pre-fight media scrum in Las Vegas on Friday evening that the deal, which heavily involved Vince McMahon and Triple H of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where Lesnar is still a contracted performer, will also include some sort of WWE-related promotion on the actual UFC 200 pay-per-view broadcast as well.
Lesnar vs. Hunt is one of the co-featured bouts at the UFC 200 pay-per-view event, which takes place live from the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. For live coverage of the show, which is in progress now, click here.
Brock Lesnar's purse tonight is $2.5 million
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) July 9, 2016