Ronda Rousey (pictured) claims her long-awaited return to MMA wasn’t about the money, but that’s easy to say when you’re about to pocket $3 million.
According MMAFighting.com, who obtained UFC 207’s disclosed salaries from the Nevada Athletic Commission, Rousey will make a disclosed flat salary of $3 million when she challenges women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes for her throne Friday.
Nunes will earn $100,000 to show, and will double that number if she hands Rousey her second straight loss.
Those numbers will pale in comparison to what Rousey and Nunes will make in total pay. Both women are scheduled to take a piece of UFC 207’s pay-per-view pie, which is expected to challenge the UFC’s top spot for buys.
Rousey’s last two fights took place outside of America, so her disclosed salaries for those bouts were not revealed. She made $130,000, with half of that payday coming via win bonus, three fights ago for submitting Cat Zingano at UFC 184.
Rousey’s disclosed paycheck matches the UFC-record Conor McGregor set in March’s rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202.
There are rumblings that – win, lose or draw – Rousey might walk away from MMA after facing Nunes. If that’s the case, money shouldn’t be an issue for the UFC’s golden girl for quite some time.