Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/13/13
The UFC is notorious for keeping its financial information under lock and key. To date, the largest single disclosed fight night show purse was the $600,000 Anderson Silva made in July for facing off against Chris Weidman. However, that number is far from Silva's final payday. As a long-reigning champion, he participates in pay-per-view bonus points which easily take his payday into seven figures. But just how big has a UFC fighter payday gotten? We didn't know until a Thursday Google Hangout with Dana White on FOX Sports revealed the answer, with a little help from Lorenzo Fertitta. According to the UFC bosses, the biggest single fight payday in UFC history was $5 million. The duo declined to name the fighter who earned that check, though the most obvious candidates would include Silva, Georges St-Pierre and Brock Lesnar, three of the biggest gate draws in company history. White was asked about the payday on the eve of Floyd Mayweather's record-shattering $41.5 million haul for ...
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