Friday 30 September 2016

UFC 196 salaries revealed: Conor McGregor earned $500,000 more than Nate Diaz

Published 07/03/2016 | 14:13

Nate Diaz moves in with a punch against Conor McGregor during UFC 196 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Nate Diaz moves in with a punch against Conor McGregor during UFC 196 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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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

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