UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was knocked out in his big rematch against former title holder and heated rival Jon Jones. Now the reigning champion has come forward to reveal just how much money he made in the match up.
Daniel Cormier has only a single loss to his record. Jon Jones earned a unanimous decision over the fighter back at UFC 182.
Cormier has been looking to avenge that loss ever since. After multiple fight cancellations, the two mixed martial artists finally met inside the octagon once again at UFC 214.
This time, Jon Jones knocked out Cormier for a title earning victory. Of course, the victory was short lived.
After Jones was flagged for a drug test failure, the result was overturned to a no contest and Cormier was reestablished as the reigning champion.
Still, Cormier was clearly devastated directly after the knockout and could be seen in tears during his post-fight interview. Now taking to Twitter, Cormier has revealed that he earned a smashing total of $4 million from the fight.
“That’s a 4 million dollar face!!! After the tears dried I realized o sh*t I got to the money”
That’s a 4 million dollar face!!! After the tears dried I realized o shit I got to the money https://t.co/HACJ5q6u5v
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) May 8, 2018