UFC 202’s salaries have now been revealed, and show that both Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz were paid handsomely for their instant classic scrap in the main event.
As you’d expect ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor was the biggest earner on the night, banking a basic salary of $3 million, and that’s before he takes his share of the lucrative pay-per-view revenue, which will boost his overall earnings considerably.
Nate Diaz was also well compensated for his night’s work, trousering $2 million, quite a step up from the $20,000 he was earning prior to his two-fight series with McGregor.
The earnings power of the rest of the fighters on the card drops steeply, though Anthony Johnson earned $270,000, and Donald Cerrone also took home a six figure sum, with a $170,000 pay cheque.
Check out the full list of UFC 202 salaries below, and don’t forget that this doesn’t include things like sponsorships and any potential cut of the PPV revenue.
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 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Randa Markos: $14,000
Lorenz Larkin: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus)
def. Neil Magny: $47,000
Colby Covington: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. Max Griffin: $10,000
Marvin Vettori: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Alberto Uda: $10,000