The thought of being underpaid in the UFC has even crossed the mind of former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar stopped by “The Pat McAfee Show” on Monday to promote the WWE Elimination Chamber in Saudi Arabia, which he will be a part of this weekend. Lesnar has not fought in the UFC since 2016, but the former champion described his relationships were both WWE boss Vince MacMahon and UFC president Dana White.
“My relationship with Vince McMahon is so different than it is with Dana White.. I have a lot of respect for both men but I look at Vince as more of a father figure” ~@BrockLesnar#PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/Wkwv2mB2xo
— 🅿️at McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 14, 2022
“My relationship with Vince McMahon is so different than it is with Dana White.. I have a lot of respect for both men but I look at Vince as more of a father figure,” he said.
“Dana’s all right. I’ve got a lot of money from him. You know, I probably should have got paid more, maybe.”
Lesnar rose to stardom when he became one of the biggest names in professional wrestling between 2002 and 2004, his first run with the WWE. He later returned to the promotion in 2012 after a stint with the UFC between 2008 and 2011.
While at White’s UFC, Lesnar won the heavyweight title and added victories over Frank Mir and Randy Couture.
Lesnar took a hiatus from the UFC after back-to-back losses to Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem. He returned in 2016 for one fight against Mark Hunt, which ended in a no contest.
Lesnar took home $2.5 million from his fight against Hunt, which he won at first but was later overturned when he tested positive for a banned substance.