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Just How Much Are Randy & Brock Making Tonight?

Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Weigh-Ins
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Well, the short answer is A LOT, but here’s the long answer.

Typically, the athletic commissions release the disclosed fighter salaries following the event, however the NSAC has released Randy and Brock’s purses early to the LA Times..

Also Friday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released financial figures showing that both Couture and Lesnar are guaranteed $250,000. Lesnar gets an extra $200,000 if victorious, while Couture would double his guaranteed money to $500,000 if he wins.

Of course, if you’ve been following mixed martial arts for any significant amount of time, you probably know those numbers don’t tell the whole story. In addition to the behind-closed-doors “locker room” bonuses the UFC gives out at their own discretion (one of Randy’s gripes from last year), Randy (and Brock most likely) has a pay-per-view revenue sharing agreement built into his deal. How much is that worth? I don’t know, but there was a report immediately following the announcement of Randy’s return that Couture could pocket a cool $3 million from this fight, and Brock probably isn’t too far behind. That number is based off of UFC 91 pulling one million pay-per-view buys, so how much they take home will be dependent on how many people buy the pay-per-view.

Truth is, no one, not even Randy and Brock, knows how much they will make tonight, but you can bet it will damn sure be A LOT.

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