UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz didn’t go how hardly anyone expected, other than the fighter payroll.
Conor McGregor was the top draw on the disclosed payroll the UFC filed with the Nevada Athletic Commission, becoming the promotion’s first million-dollar man in regards to disclosed payroll.
He was unsuccessful in the Octagon, however, as Nate Diaz derailed the Irishman’s hype train by submitting him in the second round. Diaz was paid a flat fee of $500,000 for his efforts.
In the UFC 196 co-main event, challenger Miesha Tate upset Holly Holm for the women’s bantamweight belt. Holm was paid $500,000 in her losing effort, while Tate netted $92,000 in winning the championship.
The disclosed fighter payroll does not include discretionary bonuses, Reebok apparel bonuses, pay-per-view points, endorsements, or other income not included on bout agreements.
UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz took place on Saturday, March 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz Fighter Salaries
Nate Diaz: $500,000 (no win bonus) def. Conor McGregor: $1,000,000
Miesha Tate: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus) def. Holly Holm: $500,000
Ilir Latifi: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Gian Villante: $36,000
Corey Anderson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Tm Lawlor: $28,000
Amanda Nunes: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus) def. Valentina Shevchenko: $14,000
Siyar Bahadurzada: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus) def. Brandon Thatch: $22,000
Nordine Taleb: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Erick Silva: $34,000
Vitor Miranda: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Marcelo Guimaraes: $13,000
Darren Elkins: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus) def. Chas Skelly: $21,000
Diego Sanchez: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus) def. Jim Miller: $59,000
Jason Saggo: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Justin Salas: $16,000
Teruto Ishihara: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Julian Erosa: $12,000
UFC 196 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $2,871,000