Conor McGregor became the first UFC fighter to earn $3 million disclosed purse for his fight against Nate Diaz. Nate Diaz himself pocketed $2 million guaranteed. McGregor’s disclosed purse broke the record set by Brock Lesnar earlier in the year when he earned $2.5 million in fight against Mark Hunt..
McGregor vs Diaz 2 Purse: Dana White stated that it was hard to negotiate a rematch with Nate Diaz as he demanded higher purse and also refuse to fight on any other weight than 165lbs. In the first bout Nate Diaz got a guaranteed purse of $500,000 plus the $100,000 winning bonus and he has negotiated improved financial terms for the rematch taking his guaranteed earning to $2million while McGregor is set to make history with highest ever disclosed purse in UFC history of $3 million plus winning bonus and ppv share.
Conor McGregor will be making alot more than that with his tier based PPV share contract with UFC, depending on the PPV numbers he is expected to clear around $8 to $10 million from his nights work against Diaz.
|FIGHTER||DISCLOSED||WIN BONUS||PPV SHARE|
|Conor McGregor||$3 million||$100,000||McGregor’s tier based ppv share contract enable him to earn $3 to $5 for each ppv sold if final numbers reach 500,000 ppv buys. If UFC 202 does 1 million PPV buys, McGregor will earn around $5 million from PPV share.|
|Nate Diaz||$2 million||Nate Diaz will also get some PPV share but no way near what McGregor gets. he might clear around $1 million from PPV share.|
Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz III ?
Both fighters expressed their desire for the trilogy to settle the score once it for all and we can expect the third fight between the two anytime next year. Third fight makes alot of sense for both fighters and for UFC as both UFC 196 and UFC 202 have been pretty solid as far as PPV numbers are concerned.