Revealed – Conor McGregor Earned £2.4m For Fighting Nate Diaz

The Irishman avenged his UFC 196 defeat by the American by prevailing over five brutal rounds in Las Vegas on Sunday to land £2.4million in the bank.Brock Lesnar’s £1.9m disclosed purse was the previous highest figure but that figure from UFC 200 didn’t last long. The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) revealed an initial £2.3m fee for McGregor before that was topped up by UFC sponsorship money made from Reebok (Figures courtesy of MMA Junkie).

A further £38,000 was rewarded to both McGregor and Diaz for receiving the ‘fight of the night’ accolade.

Anthony Johnson (£260,000), who defeated Glover Teixeira by TKO, and Donald Cerrone (£183,000), a TKO winner over Rick Story, were the only other fighters to break the £100,000 mark compared to the staggering fee the main event pocketed.

McGregor lands a punch as he went onto prevail in five thrilling rounds on Sunday 

Bitter rivals McGregor and Diaz embraced following the back and forth contest that saw the Californian hit the canvas three times before the fight reached the third round.However, Diaz rallied in the final rounds and put the Irishman in considerable danger, particularly in the third round when he battered him against the fence before the bell sounded.

By the time the battle ended, it was anyone’s guess who had taken it. The judges’ scorecards underlined the closeness of the affair as two scored it 48-47 for McGregor, and the other deemed it a draw in Las Vegas.


Conor McGregor (£2.4M) beat Nate Diaz (£1.6M) by majority decision

Anthony Johnson (£260,000) beat Glover Teixeira (£57,000) by TKO

Donald Cerrone (£183,000) beat Rick Story (£43,000) by TKO

Mike Perry (£17,000) beat Hyun Gyu Lim (£23,000) by TKO

Tim Means (£55,000) beat Sabah Homasi (£11,000) by TKO

Cody Garbrandt (£43,000) beat Takeya Mizugaki (£41,000) by TKO

Raquel Pennington (£39,000) beat Elizabeth Phillips (£14,500) by UD

Artem Lobov (£22,000) beat Chris Avila (£9,500) by UD

Cortney Casey (£32,500) beat Randa Markos (£12,500) by submission

Lorenz Larkin (£67,000) beat Neil Magny (£43,000) by TKO

Colby Covington (£36,000) beat Max Griffin (£9,500) by TKO

Marvin Vettori (£17,000) beat Alberto Uda (£9,500) by sub

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