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Conor McGregor tops payouts for UFC 178

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Conor McGregor was this weekend's biggest earner, with the Irish fighter pulling in $200,000 for his efforts at UFC 178.

The Irish featherweight earned the most based on the confirmed payouts, with a Performance of the Night bonus putting him just over main eventer, and UFC Flyweight champ, Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson.

Johnson earned $183,000, which included a $54,000 win bonus but it was McGregor, who was paid $75,000 to show, $75,000 to win and a further $50,000 as bonus reward.

These payments dwarfed that of their opponents with Chris Cariaso earning just $24,000 for his main event performance. While, McGregor's opponent, Dustin Poirier earned $34,000 for his efforts.

Only the confirmed payouts

The UFC is know for it's pay-per-view bonuses and backstage rewards that mean most fighters will be better off than their confirmed payouts suggest.

For example, Cat Zingano earned $18,000 for her win over Amanda Nunes, in a fight that sealed her number one contendership.

That figure is likely to be significantly different, with UFC President, Dana White suggesting that she'll be 'taken care of' during the post-fight conference.

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With White also saying that 10% of tickets for the event were bought from Ireland, it's likely that McGregor is going to earn a lot more than the $200,000 that's been reported.

The other big earners of the evening were Dominick Cruz who pulled in $150,000 ($100,000 to show and win, $50,000 in a performance bonus), Donald Cerrone ($126,000) and Eddie Alvarez who banked a cool $100,000 for just showing.

Full list of payouts

Demetrious Johnson: $183,000 (includes $54,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Cariaso: $24,000

Donald Cerrone: $126,000 (includes $63,000 win bonus)
def. Eddie Alvarez: $100,000

Conor McGregor: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)
def. Dustin Poirier: $34,000

Yoel Romero: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Kennedy: $70,000

Cat Zingano: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)
def. Amanda Nunes: $15,000

Dominick Cruz: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Takeya Mizugaki: $32,000

Jorge Masvidal: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. James Krause: $15,000

Stephen Thompson: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Patrick Cote: $33,000

Brian Ebersole: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. John Howard: $21,000

Kevin Lee: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jon Tuck: $10,000

Manny Gamburyan: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Gibson: $10,000

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