Posted by methodman_90
It depends on how many asses u put in seats and how marketable u are to the fans. Big companies like the UFC have to make a profit so by paying a fighter alot of money like Ortiz they expect alot of PPV numbers and a large live gate. Lesner was either payed that much because of how many Americans recognise him from wrestling or that K1 do not know what they are doing.
i think that a guy like lesnar who people already know isnt going into mma to prove hes the best, he plans on making a living doing this for the time being, so he wont come in and fight for 3 grand because theres no need to build him up. when you already have a recognizable name it really helps get that fat paycheck without really doing anything except being you.