UFC 196 salaries revealed: Conor McGregor earned $500,000 more than Nate Diaz
Ireland's Conor McGregor took home a record salary of $1m for his night's work at UFC 196 despite succumbing to defeat against Nate Diaz in their welterweight bout.
According to an official pay sheet from the Nevada Athletic Commission, McGregor became the first UFC fighter to break the million dollar mark for a single fight purse.
The document revealed that their was no win bonus on offer for McGregor.
His opponent Nate Diaz, who ended the contest after catching the Dubliner in a rear naked choke hold at the end of the second round, claimed $500,000 for his performance.
Holly Holm collected $500,000 despite surrendering her the bantamweight title, she earned by stunning Ronda Rousey, to Miesha Tate.
Tate pocketed $92,000 (including $46,000 win bonus) for her efforts but bigger pay-days look like they are on the horizon.
UFC 196 Salaries:
Nate Diaz: $500,000
Conor McGregor: $1,000,000
Miesha Tate: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
Holly Holm: $500,000
Ilir Latifi: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Gian Villante: $36,000
Corey Anderson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Tom Lawlor: $28,000
Amanda Nunes: $56,000 (includes $28,000)
Valentina Shevchenko: $14,000
Siyar Bahadurzada: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
Brandon Thatch: $22,000
Nordine Taleb: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Erick Silva: $34,000
Vitor Miranda: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Marcelo Guimaraes: $13,000
Darren Elkins: $74,000 ($37,000 win bonus)
Chas Skelly: $21,000
Diego Sanchez: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)
Jim Miller: $59,000
Jason Saggo: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Justin Salas: $16,000
Teruto Ishihara: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Julian Erosa: $12,000