Friday 27 April 2018

Conor McGregor earns $1,415 a second in $150,000 Vegas bonanza

Irishman cashes in following victory over Poirier

27 September 2014; Conor McGregor, celebrates after defeating Dustin Poirier, in the first round during their featherweight bout. UFC 178, Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Picture credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2014; Conor McGregor, celebrates after defeating Dustin Poirier, in the first round during their featherweight bout. UFC 178, Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Picture credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie / SPORTSFILE

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.

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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

 

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