PFL Exclusive: Stevie Ray reflects on his journey from earning £500 in debut to the brink of $1m
Scotland’s Stevie Ray will be looking to become the first Scottish MMA world champion when he takes on Olivier Aubin-Mercier in the PFL Lightweight final.
Ray picked up back-to-back victories over Anthony Pettis to secure his place in November's championship fight.
Ray is now on the cusp of arguably his biggest professional success, as he stands on the precipice of the world championship belt.
When asked how much he made for winning his first pro fight, Ray told Planet Sport: "Couple of hundred quid I think. Probably around five hundred pounds at the most. [After paying the trainers] probably didn't make any money the first time when you add everything up."
November's fight will also be Ray's fourth of the year. When asked whether the PFL's schedule takes its toll, the Scotsman added: "No, luckily I came out uninjured in both my last two fights.