CM Punk Earned $500K in His UFC Debut

CM Punk

Former WWE star CM Punk made his UFC debut on Saturday (Sept. 10), when he stepped into the Octagon at UFC 203.

Some MMA fans were upset that Punk even landed a spot on a UFC PPV card, without any previous MMA experience. If that's you, this will likely get you even more riled up.

After losing via submission in a lopsided fight against Mickey Gall, Punk earned a $500,000 USD payday. In comparison, his opponent earned a paltry $30,000 (which includes a $15,000 win bonus).

Punk's payday was the third largest of the evening. Headliners Alistair Overeem ($800,000) and Stipe Miocic ($600,000) were the only fighters to earn more than Punk in his UFC/MMA debut.

Urijah Faber took home $160,000, while Fabricio Werdum earned $375,000.