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UFC 202 Fighter Salaries: McGregor and Diaz Account for $5 Million of $6.1 Million Payroll

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The highly anticipated rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor lived up to expectations, and then some, at Saturday’s UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 event in Las Vegas, and it was accompanied by fighter salaries that matched expectations.

Conor McGregor exacted his revenge, taking a majority-decision victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 202, plus he topped the fighter payouts that the UFC filed with the Nevada Athletic Commission.

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McGregor earned a $3 million payout for his main event victory, while Diaz wasn’t far behind at $2 million for the loss.

Payouts fell off drastically after the main event with Anthony Johnson leading the list for the rest of the roster with his $270,000 payday for his co-main event knockout of Glover Teixeira.

The Nevada Athletic Commission released the fighter salaries on Monday.

UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 took place on Saturday, Aug. 20, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 Fighter Salaries

Conor McGregor: $3 million (no win bonus) def. Nate Diaz: $2 million
Anthony Johnson: $270,000 (includes $135,000 win bonus) def. Glover Teixeira: $65,000
Donald Cerrone: $170,000 (includes $85,000 win bonus) def. Rick Story: $41,000
Mike Perry: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Hyun Gyu Lim: $18,000
Tim Means: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus) def. Sabah Homasi: $12,000
Cody Garbrandt: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus) def. Takeya Mizugaki: $39,000
Raquel Pennington: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Elizabeth Phillips: $12,000
Artem Lobov: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus) def. Chris Avila: $10,000
Cortney Casey: $40,000 ….View full article

Source:: mmaweekly