When the Nevada State Athletic Commission disclosed Conor McGregor’s UFC 178 Salary, a few UFC veterans were shocked at the amount.
It took the Irishman just 1:46 to finish Dustin Poirier in a bout that shattered any doubts about Conor’s abilities.
For that near two-minutes, McGregor earned a base UFC salary of $150,000.00 ($75k to show + $75k to win).
Here’s some reactions:
Wow McGregor already making 75k + 75k per fight, seems messed up to me considering all the other vets in UFC making way less
— John Alessio (@johnalessio79) September 29, 2014
$150k for McGregor 3 fights into the UFC, I need to up my sh*t talking! #UFC
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA) September 29, 2014
The fact that Connor makes more than cowboy is a joke. Yes Connor deserves that money but cowboy has done so much more and is paid less? Wtf
— Cody Bollinger (@CodyBollinger) September 29, 2014