Las Vegas: Conor McGregor, UFC featherweight champion, made an insane amount of money in his rematch against Nate Diaz. If reports are to be believed, the Irish superstar made $3 million while Diaz took home about $2 million!
The pay makes The Dublin superstar the highest paid MMA fighter in the history of the sport. It was only last month when former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar collected $2.5 million after his fight against Mark Hunt.
The information was released by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC).
McGregor took on the California fighter in the UFC 202 event in Las Vegas and won on majority decision after a gruelling five round fight that saw both the beasts covered in blood. The judges scored 48-47, 47-47, 48-47 in the Dublin fighter’s favour.
The UFC 202 was a rematch between the two after ‘The Stockton Slugger’ submitted Conor in UFC 196.