UFC 196 salary report: Conor McGregor makes history once again with $1 million disclosed pay

March 7, 2016 12:18 am by Russell Ess
Conor McGregor Nate Diaz staredown

UFC 196 took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday and presented an exciting night of fights.

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor made history once again on Saturday night by becoming the first UFC fighter to earn $1,00,000 in disclosed pay for a single fight.

Nate Diaz upset McGregor in their non-title welterweight fight by submission in the second round.

Holly Holm was unable to defend her championship belt losing to the newly crowned champion Miesha Tate. Tate was able to secure a submission in the fifth round and choked Holm unconscious.

The full list (via Sherdog) of UFC 196 payouts included:

Nate Diaz: $500,000
Conor McGregor: $1,000,000

Miesha Tate: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
Holly Holm: $500,000

Ilir Latifi: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Gian Villante: $36,000

Corey Anderson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Tom Lawlor: $28,000

Amanda Nunes: $56,000 (includes $28,000)
Valentina Shevchenko: $14,000

Siyar Bahadurzada: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
Brandon Thatch: $22,000

Nordine Taleb: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Erick Silva: $34,000

Vitor Miranda: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Marcelo Guimaraes: $13,000

Darren Elkins: $74,000 ($37,000 win bonus)
Chas Skelly: $21,000

Diego Sanchez: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)
Jim Miller: $59,000

Jason Saggo: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Justin Salas: $16,000

Teruto Ishihara: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Julian Erosa: $12,000

These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses, insurance, and taxes. In addition, the figures do not include sponsor pay, such as the official UFC-Reebok sponsorship program. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays to their fighters.

Performance of the night bonus – Nate Diaz also earned $50,000 for his second-round submission victory over Conor McGregor.

Performance of the night bonus – Miesha Tate also earned an extra $50,000 for her fifth-round submission victory over Holly Holm.

Fight of the night bonus – Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor each received an extra $50,000 for their exciting main event.

Are there any fighter’s paychecks that you are surprised by? Share your thoughts on the salaries from UFC 196 in the comments.


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