Former WWE Champion CM Punk earned a whopping $500,000 for his first-round loss to Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in Cleveland on Saturday night. Gall received $15,000 for the fight and a $15,000 win bonus. Punk was not eligible for a bonus.
As noted, Punk also took home $2,500 in Reebok sponsor pay.
MMA source FrontRowBrian speculated that Punk may receive a chunk of the UFC 203 pay-per-view revenue as well, perhaps at least $2.50 for every pay-per-view buy over 250,000. For example, if the show were to draw 500,000 buys, Punk would receive another $625,000.
Brian also pointed out that UFC 203 had over 1 million Google searches on Saturday night, according to Google Trends, but Punk was not in the Top 20 search topics for the entire day.