$3,731.24 per second - That's what CM Punk earned for his UFC debut

The former WWE Champion lost inside three minutes to Mickey Gall at UFC 203

BY Daniel Kelly 09:42 Tuesday 13 September 2016, 9:42 13 Sep 2016

Picture by: David Dermer / AP/Press Association Images

CM Punk was the third-highest paid star to compete at UFC 203.

The former professional wrestler was paid $500,000 on his UFC debut, compared to his opponent Mickey Gall who has paid a basic wage of $15,000. Gall was given an additional $15,000 for the win.

Punk was the third-highest paid fighter on the card, after Alistair Overeem and UFC Champion Stipe Miocic who fought for the heavyweight title. Both fighters earned $800,000 and $600,000 respectively.

While Punk's standing undoubtedly helped to the PPV buy-rate, his basic wage caused annoyance with many UFC stars, including former champions Rafael dos Anjos.

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