While most top fighters in the UFC only earn figures in the hundreds of thousands, Lesnar is known to bring in mainstream crowds towards the UFC’s ever growing mixed martial arts niche. While some fighters and fans will consider this uneven salary dichotomy unfair, Brock Lesnar joined Mike Tyson as the only fighters to ever draw over 1 million pay-per-view buys in a single year. Tyson reportedly gained over a million viewers three times in 1996.
The bigger argument may be that boxing still boasts a higher payroll for its fighters over the UFC’s fighters. Whether the UFC has the money to pay its fighters millions of dollars or whether it chooses not to still remains a mystery.featured, MMA NEWS, Strikeforce, strikeforce news, ufc news