KARACHI: UFC star Anderson Silva has stated that he once competed in four fights in one day for a mere $200 in an MMA tournament.
Silva is recognised as one of the best fighters to have ever competed in the UFC due to his incredibly successful professional career. Now that he has successfully transitioned to boxing, he will fight YouTube star Jake Paul on October 29 in Phoenix.
“It is crazy because my first professional fight I drove for several hours to a city and I fought four times in the same day,” Silva revealed on the Full Send podcast.
“I fought four times in the same day for just $200. It was a fight then a period of waiting then another fight, then you wait again. It was a tournament.”
After a lengthy and successful career ended in a loss to Uriah Hall, Silva decided to leave the UFC in 2020. The Brazilian’s actual earnings during his UFC career are still unknown because many of his payouts were based on pay-per-view revenue percentages.