UFC President Dana White has said time and time again that UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is No. 1 in terms of money gained from pay-per-view fights. Now, it would seem we have a figure to put on those claims.
St-Pierre, while talking with Agences France-Presse last week, disclosed the amount of money a PPV fight is worth to him, along with the city the event is held in.
“For me, a fight is (worth) $4-to-$5 million. And in the city where the UFC holds its events, there are economic benefits (to the city) of between $15-to-$20 million. It’s huge,” St-Pierre said.
As for being called the highest paid fighter in the UFC, GSP said he is unsure of that claim but added, “I learned that the UFC makes the most money on pay-per-view when I am fighting. That made me smile!”
St-Pierre is scheduled to return to action in February when he defends his title against Nick Diaz.