During a recent interview with the former UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture on the Adam Carolla Radio Show, the natural stated that he is hoping for a 6-10 million dollar payday for a fight with Affliction’s Fedor Emelianenko. This seems a little far fetched, considering UFC 86 payed out a total of $943,000 to all of the fighters on the card.
They’re still trying to call me the heavyweight champion. I resigned and relinquished the title. Nogueira’s in my opinion the champion now in the UFC…I need to be free and clear of that before I can pursue this fight somewhere else with Fedor (Emelianenko). I’d love for the UFC to step up and make the fight happen. It has the potential to be the biggest mixed martial arts fight to date…It has the potential to do 700,000+ pay-per-view buys which is a helluva lotta money. I think 6-10 [million should be the salary] for each of us and they’re still gonna make a boatload of money on top of that.