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UFC 202 salaries: Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz cash seven-figure paydays

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UFC 202 salaries: Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz cash seven figure paydays

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz continue to break records. The two welterweight rivals became the first pair of headliners in UFC history to both cash seven-figure purses on Saturday, with McGregor earning a UFC record $3 million purse and Diaz a $2 million purse for their much-anticipated rematch at UFC 202, according to figures released to MMA Fighting by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

In an all-time classic fight, McGregor avenged his UFC 196 loss to Diaz by defeating the veteran Diaz via grueling majority decision, setting up a rubber match that has the potential to be the biggest fight in the organization’s history.

UFC 202 took place Aug. 20 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The night’s main card aired live on pay-per-view.

Headliners aside, only two other fighters on the card hit the six-figure mark in earnings. Light heavyweight slugger Anthony Johnson scored $270,000 for his 13-second victory over Glover Teixeira, while newly christened free agent Donald Cerrone earned $170,000 for his welterweight win over Rick Story.

In addition to their commission-reported salaries, McGregor, Diaz, Cerrone and Johnson also took home $50,000 fight night bonuses for their performances.

A complete list of the UFC 202 salaries can be seen below. As always, these figures do not represent a fighter’s total earnings, as certain sponsorship incomes, pay-per-view bonuses, or discretionary post-fight bonuses are not publicly disclosed.

Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Conor McGregor ($3 million + no win bonus = $3 million) def. Nate Diaz ($2 million)
Anthony Johnson ($135,000 + $135,000 = $270,000) def. Glover Teixeira ($65,000)
Donald Cerrone ($85,000 + $85,000 = $170,000) def. Rick Story ($41,000)
Mike Perry ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Hyun Gyu Lim ($18,000)
Tim Means ($31,000 + $31,000 = $62,000) def. Sabah Homasi ($12,000)

Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Cody Garbrandt ($27,000 ….View full article

Source:: mma fighting