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MMA Star Nate Diaz’s UFC Career Earnings Have Been Revealed

MMA Star Nate Diaz’s UFC Career Earnings Have Been Revealed

Nate Diaz's most lucrative UFC payday remains his second showdown with fierce rival Conor McGregor, according to his career earnings.

The 34-year-old UFC star caused a stunning upset at UFC 196 in 2016 when he beat McGregor by submission.

But the rematch only a few months later would prove to be Diaz's biggest pay package to date.

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According to MMA Daily, Diaz made a whopping $2,070,000 from his loss to the 31-year-old Irishman.

The Stockton native, who made his sensational UFC return last year, made $2m to show and added $50,000 for 'Fight of the Night' bonus and $20,000 for Reebok sponsorship.

Diaz last fought in November in his controversial doctor's stoppage defeat to Jorge Masvidal for the BMF title at UFC 244.

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And the 'Stockton Slugger' pocketed $520,000 from the showdown at Madison Square Garden, which took his career earnings to $4,891,000.

MMA Daily said that Diaz's earnings are for his UFC fights only and does not 'include any PPV bonuses or other bonuses, Reebok sponsorship pay came in to effect at UFC 189.'

Posted below are Diaz's UFC career earnings.

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TUF 5 Finale (Jun 23/07): W (Manvel Gamburyan) -- $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)*

UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs Florian (Sep 19/07): W (Junior Assuncao) -- $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus)

UFC Fight Night: Swick vs Burkman (Jan 23/08): W (Alvin Robinson) -- $70,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus, $40,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

UFC Fight Night: Florian vs Lauzon (Apr 2/08): W (Kurt Pellegrino) -- $50,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus, $20,000 Submission of the Night bonus)*

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UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs Neer (Sep 17/08): W (Josh Neer) -- $70,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus, $30,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

UFC 94 (Jan 31/09): L (Clay Guida) -- $85,000 ($20,000 to show, $65,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

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TUF: U.S. vs U.K. Finale (Jun 20/09): L (Joe Stevenson) -- $45,000 ($20,000 to show, $25,000 Fight of the Night bonus)*

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UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs Guillard (Sep 16/09): W (Melvin Guillard) -- $78,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 win bonus, $30,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs Diaz (Jan 11/10): L (Gray Maynard) -- $24,000

UFC 111 (Mar 27/10): W (Rory Markham) -- $49,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 win bonus, $1,000 from Markham for missing weight)*

UFC 118 (Aug 28/10): W (Marcus Davis) -- $120,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus, $60,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

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UFC 125 (Jan 1/11): L (Dong Hyun Kim) -- $33,000

UFC 129 (Apr 30/11): L (Rory MacDonald) -- $33,000*

UFC 135 (Sep 24/11): W (Takanori Gomi) -- $141,000 ($33,000 to show, $33,000 win bonus, $75,000 Submission of the Night bonus)*

UFC 141 (Dec 30/11): W (Donald Cerrone) -- $149,000 ($37,000 to show, $37,000 win bonus, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs Miller (May 5/12): W (Jim Miller) -- $147,000 ($41,000 to show, $41,000 win bonus, $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus)*

UFC on Fox: Henderson vs Diaz (Dec 8/12): L (Benson Henderson) -- $50,000

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UFC on Fox: Henderson vs Melendez (Apr 20/12): L (Josh Thomson) -- $15,000

TUF: Team Rousey vs Team Tate Finale (Nov 30/13): W (Gray Maynard) -- $80,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs Miocic (Dec 13/14): L (Rafael dos Anjos) -- $16,000 ($20,000 to show, fined $4,000 for missing weight)

UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs Cerrone 2 (Dec 19/15): W (Johnson) -- $110,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $20,000 Reebok sponsorship)

UFC 196 (Mar 5/16): W (Conor McGregor) -- $620,000 ($500,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $20,000 Reebok sponsorship)

UFC 202 (Aug 20/16): L (Conor McGregor) -- $2,070,000 ($2,000,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $20,000 Reebok sponsorship)

UFC 241 (Aug 17/19): W (Anthony Pettis) -- $270,000 ($250,000 to show, $20,000 fight week incentive pay)

UFC 244 (Nov 2/19): L (Jorge Masvidal) -- $520,000 ($500,000 to show, $20,000 fight week incentive pay)*

Total Career Earnings: $4,891,000

*Diaz's estimated purses.

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Topics: Nate Diaz, UFC News, MMA News, Stockton Slugger, UFC, MMA

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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