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Conor McGregor To Earn Biggest Purse In UFC History

Conor McGregor To Earn Biggest Purse In UFC History
By PJ Browne

Five months after he set the record for the highest purse ever earned by a UFC fighter, Conor McGregor has regained that record with his appearance at UFC 202.

Back in March, for his first fight against Nate Diaz - which was initially supposed to be a title bout against Rafael dos Anjos - McGregor earned €1 million. That mark was increased by Brock Lesnar at UFC 200. For his comeback fighter against Mark Hunt - a unanimous decision win for the man on loan from WWE - Lesnar made $2.5 million.

According to MMA Junkie, the Nevada Stade Athletic Commission confirmed that the Irishman will make a disclosed purse of $3 million for tonight's fight.

That amount will be more than his opponent Nate Diaz. The 31-year-old will earn $2 million.

The $3 million is just the disclosed purse and does not include any deals with the UFC such as McGregor getting a cut of the gate and pay-per-view revenue. McGregor said earlier this week that he would be making $10 million from UFC 202.

Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

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