The MMA legend is officially a free agent after seeing out the final fight on his UFC contract by submitting Tony Ferguson in the main-event of UFC 279 last weekend.
He appears set to pursue a career in boxing, having been relentlessly called out by YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul.
The 37-year-old could be in line to earn a mega purse should he face off against 'The Problem Child' in the future.
But it will take some beating to surpass his payday at UFC 202 when he fought McGregor for a second time.
According to MMA Salaries, Diaz pocketed a whopping $5,170,000 in his epic war against the Irishman back in August 2016.
The Stockton star also earned a seven-figure payday in his 'BMF' bout against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 in November 2019, pocketing $1,120,000.
And he made a reported $971,000 in his final fight on his UFC contract.
Posted below are Diaz's UFC career earnings, according to MMA Salaries:
The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale - $26,000
UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs. Florian - $40,000
UFC Fight Night: Swick vs. Burkman - $90,000
UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Lauzon - $70,000
UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer - $95,000
UFC 94 - $110,000
The Ultimate Fighter: US vs. UK Finale - $70,000
UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard - $103,000
UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs. Diaz - $49,000
UFC 111 - $74,000
UFC 118 - $145,000
UFC 125 - $58,000
UFC 129 - $58,000
UFC 135 - $171,000
UFC 141 - $179,000
UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller - $177,000
UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz - $80,000
UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez - $45,000
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate Finale - $110,000
UFC on FOX: dos Santos vs. Miocic - $46,000
UFC on FOX: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2 - $110,000
UFC 196 - $620,000
UFC 202 - $5,170,000
UFC 241 - $270,000
UFC 244 - $1,120,000
UFC 263 - $871,000
UFC 279 - $971,000
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