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Pros react to CM Punk making $500,000 in his UFC, MMA debut

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CM Punk may not have been the highest paid fighter at UFC 203, but his paycheck certainly drew the most attention.

Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, secured a $500,000 paycheck for his mixed martial arts debut at UFC 203, which he lost via first-round rear-naked choke to Mickey Gall. That figure doesn’t include potential pay-per-view points and averages out to around $3,731 per second for the 37-year-old’s debut fight, which lasted a little over two minutes. And once that figure released on Monday, it unsurprisingly elicited several reactions from veterans around the game.

Nothing against CM Punk make half million for his mma debut.But I think champs should been make that too,people who dedicated a entire life.

— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) September 12, 2016

Didn’t throw or land a single punch and still banks $500K.

— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) September 12, 2016

@shaunalshatti what a joke

— Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) September 12, 2016

Im thinking of making a run in the NBA, could you document my training for a year and hire me to show how bad I’ll look and pay me 500k

— Mitch Gagnon (@MitchGagnonUFC) September 12, 2016

O cara não deu nem um soco, apanhou por 2 minutos e https://t.co/hihtHBA0Ab

— GILBERT BURNS (@GilbertDurinho) September 12, 2016

@HelloJapan01 @GilbertDurinho from a business stand point is understandable and acceptable.

— Vinny Magalhães (@VinnyMMA) September 12, 2016

He leveraged his name and contacts for a 500k payday and created a false narrative to seem altruistic. Fuck him https://t.co/PqwfHtjW4K

— Tom Lawlor (@FilthyTomLawlor) September 12, 2016

Mr Snowden has articulated my thoughts better than I ever could. Excellent ….View full article

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