Lesnar’s UFC Payrate, Plus An Update On His Tapout

Ryan Clark


According to Dave Meltzer of Yahoo! Sports, Brock Lesnar would have been able to pocket $450,000 if he won his UFC debut last night. That figure would have included $250,00 just to show up and a $200,000 bonus if he won. The $250,000 base pay is more guaranteed money than any other fighter on the card. Considering Lesnar has just one professional mixed martial arts fight to his credit, it says a lot about how much Dana White is banking on him.

Brock Lesnar spoke to Yahoo! Sports last night shortly after his submission loss to Frank Mir at UFC 81: â<80><9c>Breaking Pointâ<80>. Lesnar looked unstoppable in the early part of the fight, but he just got by a submission specialist. Thereâ<80><99>s no shame in losing. I lost my first amateur wrestling match as a kid. My coach told me when I was wanting to quit, that you first have to lose before you learn how not to lose. I donâ<80><99>t like to lose so I have to learn not to lose in this sportâ<80>¦. Obviously Iâ<80><99>m disappointed, but it was a great experience. I must have worked on defending that leglock 1,000 times maybe. I thought I was going to get outâ<80>¦. Iâ<80><99>m here for as long as I can fight here. I love what Iâ<80><99>m doing. The company has been great.â<80>

Several big names from the world of pro wrestling were in attendance at last night’s UFC 81 pay-per-view to see Brock Lesnar’s big debut. Here’s a list of the superstars shown on camera: Kurt Angle, The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Rena “Sable” Lesnar. Each of them received a warm reception from the audience. TNA personalities Mike Tenay and Jeremy Borash were also in attendance.

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