When Jon Jones was pulled from his UFC light heavyweight title fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 for testing positive for banned substances, he lost out on a massive payday.
Jones’ manager, Malki Kawa revealed on a recent episode of “The MMA Hour” that Jones missed out on an “eight-figure payday” with being pulled from UFC 200.
Now that was just for one fight. With Jones out for potentially two years, he now stands to lose out on a lot more fight paydays.
UFC’s Jon Anik broke it down recently on the Anik and Florian podcast (transcribed by Bloody Elbow).
“The financial swing for Jones here is absolutely incredible. I’m sure for fans that’s not their foremost concern, but we’re sort of advancing the story a little bit here or at least talking about this several days after it happened. Antoine Walker, former Boston Celtic, made over $100 million in the NBA and blew all of it. Jon Jones is almost the opposite of that. The untold millions he isn’t realizing because he can’t make the walk in certain spots in his career. Now, they say he might have made from UFC 200 alone, so if he’s suspended for 12 months or 24 months, Kenny, that might be like a 25 or $30 million loss by ingesting whatever supplement he popped for.”