The massive gulf in UFC earning between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone

UFC 229 Khabib v McGregor: Weigh-Ins

Conor McGregor will make a highly anticipated return to UFC when he faces Donald Cerrone on January 18, 15 months after his loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Despite laying low last year, according to Forbes, 2020 could be his most profitable year in UFC.

So for the upcoming fight, we decided to compare McGregor’s UFC earnings with Cerrone’s earnings, listing the fights with the bigger purses.

Starting with McGregor:

UFC 196 – Mar 5/16 – Loss (Nate Diaz) – $1,090,000 ($1,000,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship).

UFC 202 – Aug 20/16 – Win (Nate Diaz) – $3,090,000 ($3,000,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship).

UFC 205 – Nov 12/16 – Win (Eddie Alvarez) – $3,090,000 ($3,000,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship).

UFC 229 – Sept 6/18 – Loss (Khabib Nurmagomedov) – $2,980,000 ($3,000,000 to show, $30,000 fight week incentive pay, minus $50,000 fine for post-fight brawl).

In total, McGregor has $12,022,000 of UFC earnings only.

UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor

Coming to Donald Cerrone now, we notice that he only earned half of what McGregor has made on UFC.

UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs Rodriguez – Nov 10/18 – Win (Mike Perry) – $390,000 ($160,000 to show, $160,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $20,000 fight week incentive pay).

UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs Dillashaw – Jan 19/19 – Win (Alexander Hernandez) – $450,000 ($165,000 to show, $165,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $20,000 fight week incentive pay).

UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs Cowboy – May 4/19 – Win (Al Iaquinta) – $410,000 ($170,000 to show, $170,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $20,000 fight week incentive pay).

Cowboy Cerrone Presents Kevin Harvick With UFC belt

UFC 238 – Jun 8/19 – Loss (Tony Ferguson) – $245,000 ($175,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $20,000 fight week incentive pay).

UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs Gaethje – Sept 14/19 – Loss (Justin Gaethje) – $195,000 ($175,000 to show, $20,000 fight week incentive pay).

In total Cerrone has earned $6,144,800 on UFC.

Conor McGregor’s net worth is much larger than Cerrone’s as well, with “The Notorious” having a total net worth of £85 million and “The Cowboy” having a total net worth of just £5.4 million.

However, McGregor’s earnings in the UFC are shadowed by the £60million he pocketed for boxing Floyd Mayweather in 2017.

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