Fighters react to CM Punks $500k UFC 203 payday

September 12, 2016 4:52 pm by bjpenndotcom
CM Punk

CM Punk cashed out big time for his debut fight in the UFC. Punk brought home $500,000 in disclosed pay, not including Reebok sponsorship money.

In contrast, his opponent Mickey Gall, who beat Punk by first round submission, took home an earnest $30,000 ($15k to show, $15k to win).

Many fighters took exception to Punk’s massive payday from UFC 203 last Saturday. and most took to Twitter to vent their frustrations with such pay disparity.

What do you think about CM Punk’s huge UFC 203 payday? Is it unfair for other newcomers to the UFC? Or was Punk’s WWE fan base big enough to warrant such a large salary? Sound off in the comments section, PENN Nation!


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