Daniel Cormier reveals he got paid extra for title clash at UFC 182

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Daniel Cormier got paid extra by UFC president Dana White after his first loss with the promotion in 2015.

Cormier’s first main event with the promotion was a title fight against bitter rival Jon Jones, and Cormier lost by a unanimous decision at UFC 182.

While discussing the topic of fighter pay on The Pivot, Cormier noted he was given a large sum the day after the fight.

Daniel Cormier reveals he got paid extra for title clash at UFC 182

“Back in 2015, I fought Jon Jones for the first time,” Daniel Cormier said. “We had this great build. And I was making $80,000 to show up and $80,000 to win,” “I lost. So I left that arena thinking, ‘All that, and I made $80,000.’ And I made like $80,000 in sponsorship back when we could wear those patches on our shorts. So I was like, ‘Man, for all that, I’m gonna make $150,000. It’s crazy.”

“Dana calls me two days later,” Daniel Cormier said. “‘Hey, man, you all killed it. Numbers are out of this world.’ He goes, ‘We’re gonna send you a million dollars.’ (This is) 2015. Dude sent me a million-dollar check next day, just because he said I did a great job.”

Transcription courtesy of MMAJunkie