This was an interesting payout even beyond the McGregor million dollar payday. Yes, he is the first person to earn a seven figure payday announced for a fight beyond all the other money they can potentially make for a fight.
Diaz had the biggest jump in pay nearly ten times then last time he fought. What does that mean for his next fight? Only time will tell but he is guaranteed a huge fight the next time out.
Tate earned less than Diego Sanchez but that better change now that she is champion. Also, Holm must have had a good contract if she won the title due to her making half a million for the fight despite losing. Nunes better get a jump in pay since she is now close to the top thereof the division.
The rest of the card is not that great in terms of pay but it is interesting to see the discrepancy seem to shift even wider between the top and bottom and getting closer to what we see in boxing.
Nate Diaz: $500,000 (no win bonus)
def. Conor McGregor: $1,000,000
Miesha Tate: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
def. Holly Holm: $500,000
Ilir Latifi: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Gian Villante: $36,000
Corey Anderson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Tom Lawlor: $28,000
Amanda Nunes: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Valentina Shevchenko: $14,000
Siyar Bahadurzada: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Brandon Thatch: $22,000
Nordine Taleb: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Erick Silva: $34,000
Vitor Miranda: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Marcelo Guimaraes: $13,000
Darren Elkins: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus)
def. Chas Skelly: $21,000
Diego Sanchez: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)
def. Jim Miller: $59,000
Jason Saggo: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Salas: $16,000
Teruto Ishihara: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Julian Erosa: $12,000