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UFC 116 fighter salaries: Lesnar to make flat $400K, Carwin set to earn $40K/$40K split


With a huge heavyweight showdown comes a huge heavyweight payout.

At least if your name is Brock Lesnar. obtained the early UFC 116 fighter salaries from Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) executive director Keith Kizer, and they hold a bit of a surprise.

Current UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar is slated to make $400K regardless of a win or a loss. The same can't be said for challenger Shane Carwin.

The undefeated brawler is set to earn $40K for show and $40K should he win the belt. I think it's safe to say the match up inside of the Octagon isn't as big of a mismatch as inside the fighter's wallets.

Co-main event participants Chris Leben and Yoshihiro Akiyama will make $43K/$43K and $45K/$25K respectively. 

While there are other bonus opportunities available to increase the financial wages earned for the main event, does anybody have an issue with the large discrepancy in base salaries for the two main event combatants?

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