Conor McGregor is the highest paying UFC fighter in the history of the sport. The former dual champion continues to be a top name in the world of MMA and has defied all odds to become arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. As he makes his UFC return, many fans might be wondering how much will Conor McGregor make against former interim champion Dustin Poirier as he makes his UFC return.
McGregor earned a mammoth $3 million from his UFC return against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 back in January 2020. However, that was the disclosed amount that McGregor earned from his match-up against the MMA veteran Donald Cerrone.
Conor McGregor to get the highest pay-day at UFC 257
Needless to say, Conor McGregor will earn a massive amount from his rematch against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. McGregor also earns a lot from sponsorship deals and fight-week incentives. Additionally, he gets PPV points that are sure to further plummet his fight purse from the epic rematch.
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McGregor topped the PPV chart last year with 1.3 million buys in 2020 when he took on Donald Cerrone. Needless to say, he will look to repeat a similar feat as he makes his lightweight return. While it’s hard to estimate what percentage McGregor will get from the PPV, there’s no doubting the fact that UFC 257 could emerge as the highest-selling PPV of the year.
However, if we were to make an estimate, Conor McGregor could pocket $5 million in disclosed pay-out by the UFC. It will not include the “Fight Week” incentives and other sponsorship bonuses. Be that as it may, $5 million will go down as one of the highest disclosed earnings by a UFC fighter in the UFC.
If there’s a fighter who even comes remotely close to touching that mark, it is none other Khabib Nurmagomedov who raked in a massive $6 million for his epic-match up against Justin Gaethje. However, it’s safe to assume that McGregor will be earning more than $5 million after the PPV bonus.
UFC 257 is expected to gross 1 million buys as seen with McGregor’s last fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 that accumulated over 1.3 million buys.