Brock Lesnar is what every little boy wanted to be when they were growing up before accepting a meek existence of being locked inside a cubicle for the rest of their life. Lesnar hunts his own food with a shotgun, lives on a ranch located on top of a mountain with his Playboy centerfold girlfriend. He punches people in face for a living, has more muscles than God and Jesus combined and on top of that he has a friggin sword tattooed on his chest. That was pretty much the blueprint for every kid who tried to make an improvised weapon from a rubber band, rock and gum wrapper in elementary school. Somewhere down the timeline of your childhood, your parents brainwashed you into thinking a formal education is what you needed to progress in society. Now you're in your mid-twenties, working a job you've always hated and on every Monday you have to listen to an overweight soccer mom tell you what antics her stable of stray cats did the previous weekend. Above all else, you make a fraction of what Brock Lesnar makes to fight inside of a cage. Your parents were wrong. Now you have a justifiable reason to hold resentment towards them. Take that family therapist.
MMAJunkie broke the news that Brock Lesnar will make a flat $400,000 at UFC 116 regardless of if he loses the UFC heavyweight title. That's a far cry from Shane Carwin's salary of $40,000 up front and another $40,000 if he wins. At least Shane Carwin gets a fleet of free boats which is only cool if you live in a part of America that has a body of water not filled with BP oil. Another disclosed salary is Sexyama who will get a flat $45,000 to walk in the cage and another $25,000 to win. For stepping in for Wanderlei Silva with only a few days notice, Chris Leben will get $43,000 to show and another $43,000 to grab the W. [Source]