"I was told by somebody very close to Georges that Georges today makes close to $8 million a fight. So to fight Anderson Silva he's going to ask for $50 million
I'm no mathematician nor an economist but I do know for a fact that that's a shit ton of money. Now how did that number come to be?"Because he said that Georges has 10 fights left in his career at $8 million a fight. But he believes that Anderson could actually hurt him, could physically hurt him and end his career. So to take that chance he wants $50 million and that's exactly the number he's going to go to Dana White with."
That's some compellingly cold logic. "I'll take the fight but because he might kill my career, I want to be paid as though I never took the fight and went about my career as it was" makes sense here.