Conor McGregor earns $1,415 a second in $150,000 Vegas bonanza
Irishman cashes in following victory over Poirier
Conor McGregor earned a whopping $150,000 last Saturday night when he knocked out Dustin Poirier in under two minutes at UFC178 in Las Vegas.
The Dubliner has made no secret about his ambition to earn as much money as possible before retiring from the UFC scene.
In fact, here is one tweet he sent out last month when asked how much money he had in his pocket during a Twitter Q&A.
To put it into context, that’s $1,415 a second. And that figure does include any sponsorship deals that McGregor has in place. Not bad work if you can get it.
The full UFC 178 payouts included:
Demetrious Johnson: $183,000 (includes $54,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Cariaso: $24,000
Donald Cerrone: $126,000 (includes $63,000 win bonus)
def. Eddie Alvarez: $100,000
Conor McGregor: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)
def. Dustin Poirier: $34,000
Yoel Romero: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Kennedy: $70,000
Cat Zingano: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)
def. Amanda Nunes: $15,000
Dominick Cruz: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Takeya Mizugaki: $32,000
Jorge Masvidal: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. James Krause: $15,000
Stephen Thompson: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Patrick Cote: $33,000
Brian Ebersole: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. John Howard: $21,000
Kevin Lee: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jon Tuck: $10,000
Manny Gamburyan: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Gibson: $10,000