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How much Brock Lesnar was actually paid at UFC 100 would blow your mind!

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How much Brock Lesnar was actually paid at UFC 100 would blow your mind! - lesnar
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According to latest reports that have been surfaced, it may have been the case that one of UFC’s biggest draws – Brock Lesnar may have been paid much more than initially reported.

The UFC is currently fighting a legal battle against a number of its previous fighters. As a result of that some of the company’s best kept secrets are coming to light, courtesy of court documents. The UFC, in a bid to gold on to Brock Lesnar, may have instilled a new pay scheme only for him.

The figure pertaining to Lesnar’s case have surfaced due to Jason Cruz of MMAPayout, who revealed on his blog newly unredacted passages from the Expert Report of Hal J. Singer, an expert witness for the Plaintiffs (via bloodyelbow).

“For each and every Bout, in which Fighter participates where he is not recognized as a UFC Champion, by Zuffa, within thirty (30) days following the completion of each Bout, as contemplated in Section 7.1 (c) of the Promotional Agreement, Zuffa shall pay to DEATHCLUTCH, via bank wire or check, the amount of Three Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars (US $375,000.00), less all permissible or required deductions and withholdings. Within sixty (60) days following the completion of each Bout, as contemplated in Section 7.1 (c) of the Promotional Agreement, Zuffa shall pay to DEATHCLUTCH, via bank wire or check, the additional amount of Three Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars (US $375,000), less all permissible or required deductions and withholdings for a total combined payment of Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars (US $750,000.00).”

Lesnar made his UFC debut at against Frank Mir at UFC 81. Despite the loss, it was earlier reported that Lesnar made an amount of $ 250,000 purely for his efforts. However, if the above agreement was in place Lesnar would have made close to a million.

 

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The document also revealed the special case situation when Lesnar would have the champion status in the organisation. The document revealed that the champion would be paid a total amount of $1.65 millions.

“…an agreement with Brock Lesnar that specifies lump sums to be paid conditional on champion status (“For each and every Bout, in which Fighter participates where he is recognized as a UFC Champion by Zuffa, within thirty (30) days following the completion of each Bout, as contemplated in Section 7.1 (a) of the Promotional Agreement Zuffa shall pay to DEATHCLUCTH, via bank wire or check, the amount of Eight Hundred Twelve Thousand Five Hundred Dollars (US $812,500.00), less permissible or required deductions and withholdings. Within sixty (60) days following the completion of each Bout, as contemplated in Section 7.1 (a) of the Promotional Agreement, Zuffa shall pay to DEATHCLUTCH, via bank wire or check, the additional amount of Eight Hundred Twelve Thousand Five Hundred Dollars (US $812,500.00), less all permissible or required deductions and withholdings, for a total combined payment of One Million Six Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars (US $1,625,000.000).”

The noticeable fact is that the above quoted amount doesn’t include the actual fight purse for Lesnar. If that amount of $400,000 is added, then “The Beast” would have been made richer by $2 million every time he stepped into the Octagon as a UFC champion.

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