McGregor payday $3M, Diaz $2M at UFC 202

August 20, 2016

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has disclosed that main event participants will receive $5 million for their fight tonight at UFC 202.  Conor McGregor will receive a UFC record $3 million and Nate Diaz will earn $2 million.

The $3 million will be the highest-reported amount given to a UFC fighter in the company’s history.  Yes, we know about the undisclosed payouts fighters receive but this is the highest amount disclosed to the commission.

Anthony Johnson is reported to make $135,000 to show and another $135,000 as a win bonus.  Glover Teixeira will make $65,000 and another $65,000 if he wins.  Donald Cerrone is set to make $85,000 and $85,000 win bonus.

As for the rest of the card, this:


Payout Perspective:

McGregor made a reported $1M at UFC 196 and the $3M payout (no win bonus) out-earns Brock Lesnar.  The WWE pro-wrestler made $2.5M at UFC 200.  Diaz earns a raise of  at least $1.5M from his win this past March.  Despite his loss, the UFC still believes that McGregor is a top-of-the-card draw.

5 Responses to “McGregor payday $3M, Diaz $2M at UFC 202”

  1. jf on August 20th, 2016 4:45 PM

    With PPV points and sponsorship, they are both earning an estimated 10 millions.

  2. turd on August 21st, 2016 1:33 AM

    i wonder if diaz will get ppv points for this fight

  3. Diego on August 21st, 2016 12:41 PM

    jf, can you source that?

  4. Chris on August 21st, 2016 6:32 PM

    Yes Turd Diaz gets PPV points as does McGregor.

    McGregor will probably make in the 8- 10 mill range, Diaz will make less, guessing in the 5-7 mill range.

  5. Caramel City on August 23rd, 2016 12:00 AM

    Chris they are getting no where near that. Mcgregor will get about $5m Diaz about $3m.

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