UFC 202 Salaries: Conor McGregor Rakes in Record $3 Million Purse

By Brian Knapp Aug 22, 2016

Conor McGregor has three million reasons to smile.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight titleholder pulled in a record $3 million purse, as he took a majority decision from Nate Diaz in the UFC 202 headliner on Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. McGregor avenged his UFC 196 submission loss to “The Ultimate Fighter 5” winner, with 48-47 marks from judges Derek Cleary and Jeff Mullen offsetting the 47-47 scorecard struck by dissenting judge Glenn Trowbridge. Diaz walked away with $2,000,000 in wake of the five-round rematch.

Meanwhile, Anthony Johnson banked $270,000 in the co-main event, as he knocked out Glover Teixeira with a right uppercut 13 seconds into the first round and likely cemented himself as the No. 1 contender at 205 pounds. Teixeira pocketed $65,000 for his troubles.

The Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday released disclosed salaries for the event. A full rundown follows:

UFC 202 Disclosed Salaries


Conor McGregor: $3,000,000
Nate Diaz: $2,000,000

Anthony Johnson: $270,000 (includes $135,000 win bonus)
Glover Teixeira: $65,000

Donald Cerrone: $170,000 (includes $85,000 win bonus)
Rick Story: $41,000

Mike Perry: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Hyun Gyu Lim: $18,000

Tim Means: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus)
Sabah Homasi: $12,000

Cody Garbrandt: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
Takeya Mizugaki: $39,000

Raquel Pennington: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
Elizabeth Phillips: $12,000

Artem Lobov: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
Chris Avila: $10,000

Cortney Casey: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Randa Markos: $14,000

Lorenz Larkin: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus)
Neil Magny: $47,000

Colby Covington: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
Max Griffin: $10,000

Marvin Vettori: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Alberto Emiliano Pereira: $10,000

Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that fighters may acquire for their performance.

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