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But the Irishman led the reported payroll for the promotion's first pay-per-view event of the year, pocketing over $3 million while Poirier banked $830,000 which includes a $50,000 'Performance of the Night' bonus.
Aside from 'The Diamond', seven other UFC 257 stars earned a six-figure purse: Michael Chandler, Dan Hooker, Brad Tavares, Joanne Calderwood, Marina Rodriguez, Jessica Eye and Antonio Carlos Junior.
In addition to their reported purses, Poirier, Chandler, Rodriguez and Makhmud Muradov also earned $50,000 for post-fight related bonuses for their Octagon showings.
The payroll, though, does NOT include PPV points with McGregor expected to earn a lot more than his $3 million purse.
With the huge success of the UFC 257 PPV, 'The Notorious' could be looking at an eight-figure pay-out for his outing.
UFC 257 Payroll (selected fighters):
Conor McGregor: $3.04 million ($3 million to show, $40,000 sponsorship bonus)
Dustin Poirier: $830,000 ($750,000 to show, $50,000 'Performance of the Night' bonus, $30,000 sponsorship bonus)
Michael Chandler: $530,000 ($350,000 to show, $100,000 win bonus, $50,000 'Performance of the Night' bonus, $30,000 sponsorship bonus)
Dan Hooker: $220,000 ($200,000 to show, $20,000 sponsorship bonus)
Brad Tavares: $205,000 ($100,000 to show, $100,000 win bonus, $5,000 sponsorship bonus)
Joanna Calderwood: $175,000 ($85,000 to show, $85,000 win bonus, $5,000 sponsorship bonus)
Marina Rodriguez: $175,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 win bonus, $50,000 'Performance of the Night' bonus, $5,000 sponsorship bonus)
Jessica Eye: $160,000 ($150,000 to show, $10,000 sponsorship bonus)
Julianna Pena: $105,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus, $5,000 sponsorship bonus)
Antonio Carlos Junior: $90,000 ($85,000 to show, $5,000 sponsorship bonus)
Makhmud Muradov: $81,500 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus, $50,000 'Performance of the Night' bonus, $3,500 sponsorship bonus)
Featured Image Credit: Dustin Poirier/Conor McGregor
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