By: Ujan Chakraborty Image credit: UFC
For the first time since 2020, Jon Jones will compete on March 4 in Las Vegas at UFC 285 when he takes on Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight championship.
"Bones" will be the second highest paid UFC fighter after Conor McGregor, according to some rumours, after signing his new contract. With bonuses and PPV cuts, it's been said that the American UFC fighter may earn around $10 million.
On the other hand, given his prior fight earnings, Gane may expect to earn around $600k. Gane's earnings for UFC 285 would range from $1 to $2.5 million, including bonuses, sponsorship fees, and PPV cuts.
UFC athletes' wages and earnings are never fully disclosed. Given the price of his prior fights, Jones will earn between $3.5 and $4 million.
Jones has a history in wrestling and is an accomplished fighter. He defeated Sonnen, Evans, Cormier, and more. "Bones" is a skilled fighter. The weight class would be the only new thing for him.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer told Ariel Helwani, "The deal we signed for Jon in the history of the UFC makes Jon currently the highest-paid Heavyweight athlete."
According to "Bones," his decision to increase his weight was a strategic one. He wanted more pay and more challenging work. Jones received the new eight-fight contract he requested.
Jones signed an 8-fight contract with the UFC when he committed to the heavyweight title fight. His current salary is the highest in the heavyweight division of the UFC. Jon Jones has a $3 million net worth.
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