Conor McGregor earned the highest payday in UFC history last night

August 21, 2016 12:37 pm by Chris Taylor
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UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor earned a majority decision victory over Nate Diaz in a welterweight bout which headlined last night’s UFC 202 event in Las Vegas.

According to a report from MMAFighting, the Irish superstar made a disclosed $3 million for his victory over “The Stockton Slugger”. Nate Diaz apparently earned $2 million for his efforts.

The information was released by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC).

The $3 million dollar payday makes Conor McGregor the highest paid fighter in UFC history.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar used to hold that record, as he collected $2.5 million for his UFC 200 victory over Mark Hunt just last month.


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