Ronda Rousey has extra incentive to beat Cat Zingano this weekend (Sat., Feb. 28, 2015) at UFC 184 in Los Angeles, California.
Aside from keeping her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight belt and her mint mixed martial arts (MMA) record (10-0, 4-0 UFC) intact, "Rowdy" needs the extra "win" money if she wants to be able to afford a ticket to the highly-anticipated "super fight" between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
The "super fight" is finally expected to go down on May 2, 2015, inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada (details) in what will be the most expensive boxing match to date, as both men are expected to split a whopping $200 million purse.
Naturally, Mayweather will get the bigger piece of the pie, as "Money" is expected to take in $120 million, while "Pacman" will go home with only $80 million.
Of course, to be able to afford the lucrative purses, tickets to see the match in person aren't going to be cheap, as it will be without a doubt the most-highly sought after ticket for a sporting event in recent memory.
If not ever.
According to Forbes, tickets are expected to range from $1,000 to $5,000, which doesn't seem too bad for your high roller. But, once those tickets hit the open market for resale, you can expect the prices to skyrocket, as Seat Geek has a few ringside seat up for grabs for a measly $22,000.
This, despite the fact that they haven't officially gone on sale.
Those ringside tickets, though, are going to be reserved for the highest of the high rollers who have a minimum $250,000 credit line with MGM Grand, according to one of the promoters, Bob Arum. He has also gone on record saying that not one ticket will be comped this time around, which means if Hollywood's brightest want to catch the bout, they have to pay just like everybody else.
Despite the fact that Rousey is doing well in and out of the Octagon, a "Performance of the Night" and "win" bonus will go a long way in scoring a good seat to the most-anticipated boxing match in the history of the sport.
For the record, "Rowdy" says she is rooting for "Pacman" to pull out the victory. Furthermore, for us normal folk who can't afford to drop our life savings for a ticket, there is always pay-per-view (PPV), which is expected to be hit with a $95 price tag.
That's up $20 from the usual $75.