‘UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz’ Salaries Released

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
March 6th, 2016

UFC Nate Diaz

The Nevada Athletic Commission has released the official disclosed salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz” event.

Stockton’s medical marijuana facilities better stock up, because Nate Diaz (pictured) has plenty of cash and he wants to celebrate – I mean, help him sleep. Or help his migraines. Or help his lack of appetite. Or whatever excuse he used to get a weed license.

Diaz made a flat $500,000 salary in last night’s submission win over Conor McGregor. McGregor, meanwhile, became the first UFC fighter to score a disclosed salary of $1 million.

McGregor was also ineligible for a win bonus.

Holly Holm earned $500,000 for meeting Miesha Tate in the show’s co-main event. Tate made $92,000, with half coming via win bonus, for choking Holm out to capture the bantamweight title.

Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes.

Additionally, they do not contain sponsorship money paid by Reebok or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can include pay-per-view commissions, Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.

McGregor claimed this past week that he would “breeze past the $10 million mark” when it was all said and done.

MGM Grand Garden Arena hosted Saturday’s event.

Here are the official disclosed salaries for UFC 196 (courtesy of MMAJunkie.com):

(Total disclosed payroll: $2,871,000)

Preliminary Card:

Teruto Ishihara: $34,000 ($17,000 to show/$17,000 to win)
Defeated Julian Erosa: $12,000

Jason Saggo: $20,000 ($10,000 to show/$10,000 to win)
Defeated Justin Salas: $16,000

Diego Sanchez: $150,000 ($75,000 to show/$75,000 to win)
Defeated Jim Miller: $59,000

Darren Elkins: $74,000 ($37,000 to show/$37,000 to win)
Defeated Chas Skelly: $21,000

Vitor Miranda: $32,000 ($16,000 to show/$16,000 to win)
Defeated Marcelo Guimaraes: $13,000

Nordine Taleb: $30,000 ($15,000 to show/$15,000 to win)
Defeated Erick Silva: $34,000

Siyar Bahadurzada: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
Defeated Brandon Thatch: $22,000

Main Card:

Amanda Nunes: $56,000 ($28,000 to show/$28,000 to win)
Defeated Valentina Shevchenko: $14,000

Corey Anderson: $40,000 ($20,000 to show/$20,000 to win)
Defeated Tom Lawlor: $28,000

Ilir Latifi: $50,000 ($25,000 to show/$25,000 to win)
Defeated Gian Villante: $36,000

Miesha Tate: $92,000 ($46,000 to show/$46,000 to win)
Defeated Holly Holm: $500,000

Nate Diaz: $500,000 (no win bonus)
Defeated Conor McGregor: $1,000,000

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