One of the biggest stars in UFC at the moment, Jorge Masvidal will enter the octagon to challenge the undisputed UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, this weekend. This exciting welterweight rematch main events UFC 261, the first fight that will have a sold-out arena since the COVID outbreak.
It’s a historic fight card for UFC and the fans are undoubtedly going to cheer for Jorge Masvidal. Even though Masvidal is a huge underdog against the welterweight champion he will be the crowd favorite again at UFC 261.
The first fight between these two welterweight elites took place at UFC 251. After Gilbert Burns withdrew from the scheduled fight with Kamaru Usman, Masvidal stepped in on a six days notice. But, UFC had to give Masvidal his desired fight purse to step in on a six days notice.
Prior to the fight, Jorge Masvidal has a dispute with Dana White regarding his contract for the title fight against Usman. And it seemed that Masvidal would sit out for a long time for that reason. But in the end, things worked out in the favor of Masvidal as he got a huge amount to show up at UFC Fight Island to take on Usman. But, how much did he make for his first title fight in UFC?
Jorge Masvidal got the biggest purse of his career for Kamaru Usman fight
As per reports, Jorge Masvidal earned a fight purse of $500,000 besides the $30,000 promotional money. On the other hand, the champion Kamaru Usman made $600,000 along with $40,000 promotional money.
But it has to be noted that Jorge Masvidal got PPV points for UFC 251 as well. And UFC 251 was the biggest event of the year when it comes to PPV sales. UFC 251 had close to 1.3 million PPV buys. So it must have significantly increased the total fight purse of Jorge Masvidal for that fight.
For his historic BMF title fight against Nate Diaz, Masvidal made an equal amount of money and got a fight purse of $500,000k excluding the PPV points.
The fight purses for UFC 261 are not out yet. But, Masvidal is expected to make a handsome amount for the rematch against Kamaru Usman. Jorge Masvidal recently claimed that he has earned enough money to ensure a secured future for his family. And he earned the most in the latter part of his MMA career after over 18 years of fighting.