In guaranteed money alone, Conor McGregor will far exceed any single disclosed payday in the Ultimate Fighting Championship for his fight with Floyd Mayweather.
The Nevada Athletic Commission revealed the guaranteed purses for ‘The Money Fight’ on Friday night. Mayweather will earn $100 million, while McGregor will pocket a $30 million guaranteed paycheck. McGregor earned a UFC record $3 million disclosed payday for his victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August 2016. The purse for his most recent Octagon appearance, a second-round stoppage of Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, was not disclosed.
Both Mayweather and McGregor stand to earn for more than what was revealed by the NAC, however, because those figures do not include pay-per-view shares or gate revenue. McGregor has said that he expects to exceed $100 million in earnings, while Mayweather has hinted that he could reach $300 million.
Mayweather made $220 million for his blockbuster matchup with Manny Pacquiao in May 2015 for a fight that drew 4.6 million pay-per-view buys. Mayweather vs. McGregor takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and is available via pay-per-view via Showtime for $99.95 in high definition or $89.95 in standard definition. UFC President Dana White has said that the event is tracking to surpass 4.9 million pay-per-view buys.
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