The Nevada Athletic Commission has released the disclosed salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor II” event.
Just in case you didn’t know before, it’s great to be king. UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor (pictured) made a UFC-record $3 million in disclosed salary for merely stepping into the octagon against Nate Diaz. McGregor didn’t receive a win bonus for his controversial majority decision victory.
Diaz, meanwhile, pocketed a hefty $2 million payday for granting the UFC’s golden boy a rematch.
Former UFC light heavyweight top contender Anthony Johnson got the best bang for his buck, scoring $270,000, with half coming via win bonus, for knocking out Glover Teixeira in merely 13 seconds.
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’s record paycheck pales in comparison to his total take after receiving his percentage of UFC 202’s pay-per-view buys. “Notorious” claimed he would “breeze past $10 million” in March’s initial tango with Diaz at UFC 196. UFC president Dana White said last week UFC 202 was trending towards setting a new UFC PPV record.
UFC 202 took place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Here are the disclosed salaries from Saturday’s fights:
Marvin Vettori $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Defeated Alberto Uda ($10,000)
Colby Covington $42,000 ($21,000 to show, $21,000 to win)
Defeated Max Griffin ($10,000)
Lorenz Larkin $78,000 ($39,000 to show, $39,000 to win)
Defeated Neil Magny ($47,000)
Cortney Casey $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Defeated Randa Markos ($14,000)
Artem Lobov $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 to win)
Defeated Chris Avila ($10,000)
Raquel Pennington $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 to win)
Defeated Elizabeth Phillips ($12,000)
Cody Garbrandt $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)
Defeated Takeya Mizugaki ($39,000)
Tim Means $62,000 ($31,000 to show, $31,000 to win)
Defeated Sabah Homasi ($12,000)
Mike Perry $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Defeated Hyun Gyu Lim ($18,000)
Donald Cerrone $170,000 ($85,000 to show, $85,000 to win)
Defeated Rick Story ($41,000)
Anthony Johnson $270,000 ($135,000 to show, $135,000 to win)
Defeated Glover Teixeira ($65,000)
Conor McGregor ($3 million, no win bonus)
Defeated Nate Diaz ($2 million)