Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones And Nate Diaz’s UFC Salaries Revealed
Conor McGregor's last three UFC fights place him ahead of MMA stars Khabib Nurmagomedov, Nate Diaz and Jon Jones on the pay scale.
The 31-year-old Irish MMA superstar has been out of the octagon since he suffered a brutal defeat at the hands of UFC lightweight champ Khabib in 2018.
According to the Daily Express, McGregor remains top of the pay scale in UFC and his last three fights have earned him over £2m each time he stepped into the octagon.
Hot on the heels of McGregor is fierce rival Khabib, who reportedly earned a staggering £5m from his victory over Dustin Poirier in September.
The 31-year-old Russian star has seen his pay package receive a hefty increase since his 2018 clash with Al Iaquinta, which only earned him £405,405.
The Express said that the breakdown of the earnings are based on each fighter's 'disclosed fight purses' and 'all of which would've been topped up by their respective cuts of pay-per-view points.'
And it's worth remembering that the earnings were posted before Diaz's defeat to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 on Saturday.
UFC 229: Khabib vs McGregor -- Nurmagomedov def. McGregor via submission (round four) -- £2,432,000
UFC 205: Alvarez vs McGregor -- def. Eddie Alvarez via TKO (round two) -- £2,391,000
UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor 2 -- def. Diaz via majority decision -- £2,391,000
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UFC 242: Khabib vs Poirier -- def. Dustin Poirier via submission (round three) -- £5,000,000 (reported)
UFC 229: Khabib vs McGregor -- Nurmagomedov def. McGregor via submission (round four) -- £1,621,600
UFC 223: Khabib vs Iaquinta -- Nurmagomedov def. Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision -- £405,405
UFC 239: Jones vs Santos -- def. Thiago Santos via unanimous decision -- £405,405
UFC 235: Jones vs Smith -- def. Anthony Smith via unanimous decision -- £405,405
UFC 232: Jones vs Gustafsson II -- def. Alexander Gustafsson via submission -- (round 3) - £405,405
UFC 241: Pettis vs Diaz -- Diaz def. Pettis via unanimous decision -- £202,720
UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor II -- McGregor def. Diaz via majority decision -- £1,621,600
UFC 196: McGregor vs Diaz -- Diaz def. McGregor via submission (round two) -- £405,405
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