That one with the six zeroes and those two very important commas get all the headlines, double-takes and eye-openings.
But it’s another fruit of the Professional Fighters League final round that really catches the attention of Josh Copeland: the PFL heavyweight championship belt.
“I’ve never been driven by money. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to have,” Copeland said. “But for me, the thing that really drives me is just winning that title. I’ve already seen pictures of the belt. It’s beautiful.”
He’s one fight away from claiming both. Copeland will face Philipe Lins in the PFL heavyweight championship round on New Year’s Eve at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. At stake for Copeland and fighters in five other divisions is one of those giant, oversized checks for $1 million.