CM Punk Made HOW MUCH MONEY For Getting His Ass Kicked?!?!

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I’ll tell you this right now: Sign. Me. Up. I mean, sh*t, I’ve gotten my ass kicked in regular life, let alone professionally for a boatload of money, so why the hell not?! That’s right, folks, CM Punk made half a million dollars for getting his ass beat for less than 120 seconds.

CM Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, submitted after just two minutes by young gun Mickey Gall at UFC 203, but still walked away with a girthy $500,000 paycheck. For all of my math majors out there, that’s over $4000 a mothaf*ckin’ second. In contract, Gall, the dude who beat the piss out of punk, only got $30,000 for his win. Seems like a sweet deal if you ask me.

For comparison, heavyweight headliners from UFC 203 Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem received similar purses. Miocic walked away with a $600,000 purse for his first-round knockout victory over Overeem, who received $800,000. Maybe even more outrageous is the fact that Punk’s purse was guaranteed, meaning Punk’s salary was a flat $500,000 fee: win, lose, or draw.

To Punk’s credit, at the end of the day, the UFC is a business. If you have the leverage to use that business to earn a handsome paycheck, so be it. Such is the nature of capitalism.

Needless to say, some UFC fighters were none too thrilled:

Didn't throw or land a single punch and still banks $500K. 🤔

— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) September 12, 2016

Nothing against CM Punk make half million for his mma debut.But I think champs should been make that too,people who dedicated a entire life.

— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) September 12, 2016

@shaunalshatti what a joke

— Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) September 12, 2016

He leveraged his name and contacts for a 500k payday and created a false narrative to seem altruistic. Fuck him https://t.co/PqwfHtjW4K

— Tom Lawlor (@FilthyTomLawlor) September 12, 2016

wwe guy 500k Investment paid every1 but fighters 1 time. 500k could build entire fw division. Invest n wmma not the circus payday fighters

— Cris Cyborg (@criscyborg) September 12, 2016

CM Punk made 500k on his entry fight while the rest of us pay to fight?! Fuck this! Y'all should be ashamed @ufc https://t.co/hVVrspQ3fP

— Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) September 13, 2016

Sorry, UFC fighters, but you need to get a grip and realize your beef is with Dana White, not Punk.

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