Nick Diaz vs Robbie Lawler from back at UFC 47 has gone down as one of the most exciting fights in the history of mixed martial arts. The trash-talking and aggressive Nick Diaz just laying it down on a Ruthless Robbie Lawler during a featured bout at UFC 47 headlined by the iconic Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz, continuously to be one of the most entertaining UFC PPV of all time.
Diaz emerged victorious against Robbie Lawler at UFC 47, picking up a second-round stoppage win over the “Ruthless”. 17 years later, and interestingly 209 weeks later, Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler will once again share the UFC Octagon in a rematch at UFC 266. The hugely anticipated rematch will take place in the middleweight division as a featured bout. However, for the second time in the history of the company, it will be a five-round featured bout.
How much did Nick Diaz earn for the Robbie Lawler fight?
Nick Diaz pocketed $6000 ($3000 show-money and $3000 win-bonus) as his fight purse for the fight against Robbie Lawler at UFC 47. The bout marked Diaz’s second appearance for the UFC following win over Jeremy Jackson. It’s worth mentioning that Diaz is the first fighter to hand a KO loss to Robbie Lawler.
In what promises to be another epic encounter between both the fighters, the elder of the Diaz brothers will once again look to get his hand raised over Robbie Lawler. Diaz has not fought since September of 2015. While he maintains that he has never felt better, and considers himself to be more dangerous than the first time he fought Robbie, it will be interesting to see how Diaz performs after more than five years away from the cage.
How much will Nick Diaz make for the rematch against Robbie Lawler at UFC 266?
There’s no official confirmation on how much Nick Diaz will make for his hugely anticipated return to the cage. However, it is expected that he will pocket in the range of $500,000 for his appearance at UFC 266 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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He will also take home Fight Week incentive and sponsorship bonus. Needless to say, Nick will earn a lot more through endorsements during the lead-up to the fight.