Frank Mir Recalls His Lowball UFC Purse – ‘Who Made The Money?’

Former UFC 100 star Frank Mir has spoken out against the lowball offer he was given for his rematch with Brock Lesnar.

The fight was a complete reversal of the first bout, where Mir had won via submission with a knee bar in the first round.

In the rematch, however, Lesnar won by knocking out his opponent in the second round. And now that the dust has settled, Mir confessed that he hadn’t earned much from the UFC.

In fact, his biggest purse was from a boxing match against Kubrat Pulev.

“I saw a boxing match between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder – their second fight – I think we actually beat their pay-per-view buys.

“Both those guys made multiple millions of dollars, I never hit seven figures. That made me realize, ‘Oh, wow! I was the main event of that card, and I didn’t get seven figures and these guys got eight figures.

“It blew my mind. And that was probably my first opening to go, ‘This card generated $50 million, who made the money,” Mir

As of now, Mir is preparing for his final fight in United Fight League, which aims to provide fighters with an alternative to the UFC.

And as part of that process, the organization is keen on providing health insurance to all of its fighters, something which Mir is fully supportive of. 

“So, that’s one of the things that I want to fix about our sport, when a card makes $25 million the company can keep $10 million but the rest is divided by the fighters,” Mir

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