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
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