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.
Theyâ€™re still trying to call me the heavyweight champion. I resigned and relinquished the title. Nogueiraâ€™s in my opinion the champion now in the UFCâ€¦I need to be free and clear of that before I can pursue this fight somewhere else with Fedor (Emelianenko). Iâ€™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 dateâ€¦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 theyâ€™re still gonna make a boatload of money on top of that.