Conor McGregor has raised the bar once again.
According to salary figures released by the Nevada Athletic Commission, McGregor will earn $3 million for his headlining showdown with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, the largest disclosed payday in the history of the Las Vegas-based promotion. That figure tops the record of $2.5 million set by Brock Lesnar at UFC 200 on July 9. Diaz, meanwhile, will earn $2 million for the welterweight bout. Neither McGregor nor Diaz will receive a win bonus.
Both fighters have received a significant raise from their first meeting: McGregor earned a then record $1 million purse for his second-round submission loss to Diaz at UFC 196 on March 5. In victory, Diaz pocketed a flat salary of $500,000.
As usual, the figures do not account for pay-per-view points or any performance-based or discretionary bonuses a fighter might receive. They also do not account for any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.
Meanwhile, Anthony Johnson will earn $135,000 to show and $135,000 to win in the light heavyweight co-main event, while Glover Teixeira’s payday is $65,000 to show and $65,000 to win. In another featured bout, Donald Cerrone will make $85,000, with another $85,000 if he wins, while adversary Rick Story Will Garner $41,000 to show and $41,000 to win.
A complete list of UFC 202 payouts, which takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, will be released on Monday.