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:
Five of the 22 fighters get the minimum $10k/$10k win bonus — all purse info came from Nevada athletic commission.
— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) August 20, 2016
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.