UFC 196 fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the “McGregor vs. Diaz” pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend (Sat., March 5, 2016) from inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Reigning UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor raked in a historic $1 million for less than two rounds of work. Not too shabby when you consider he lost by submission. Nate Diaz, meanwhile, earned his highest paycheck to date with $500,000.
In the UFC 196 co-main event, Holly Holm matched Diaz with a $500,000, then matched McGregor with a submission loss. That makes Miesha Tate the new women’s bantamweight champion, but “Cupcake” is only on the books for $92,000.
That’s not all.
Here is the complete list of UFC 196 payouts and salaries:
Nate Diaz: $500,000 (no win bonus)
Conor McGregor: $1,000,000
Diaz def. McGregor by submission
Miesha Tate: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
Holly Holm: $500,000
Tate def. Holm by submission
Ilir Latifi: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Gian Villante: $36,000
Latifi def. Villante by decision
Corey Anderson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Tom Lawlor: $28,000
Anderson def. Lawlor by decision
Amanda Nunes: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
Valentina Shevchenko: $14,000
Nunes def. Shevchenko by decision
Siyar Bahadurzada: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
Brandon Thatch: $22,000
Bahadurzda def. Thatch by submission
Nordine Taleb: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Erick Silva: $34,000
Taleb def. Silva by knockout
Vitor Miranda: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Marcelo Guimaraes: $13,000
Miranda def. Guimaraes by technical knockout
Darren Elkins: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus)
Chas Skelly: $21,000
Elkins def. Skelly by decision
Diego Sanchez: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)
Jim Miller: $59,000
Sanchez def. Miller by decision
Jason Saggo: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Justin Salas: $16,000
Saggo def. Salas by technical knockout
Teruto Ishihara: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Julian Erosa: $12,000
Ishihara def. Erosa by knockout
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 196 was $2,871,000.
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.