UFC 202 was last night and it was incredible. From the prelims to the undercard and all the way through to the main event of the evening, the event delivered more than anyone could've wished for.
The cherry on the top of this perfect cake was Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz going the distance for a 25-minute war in front of a raucous Las Vegas that ended with McGregor's hand being raised by the referee.
That wasn't the only good bit of news for McGregor, however, as he also broke a long-standing UFC record.
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Per a report from MMA Fighting, the Nevada Athletic Commission confirmed just how much McGregor would be paid for appearing in the main event. It was a lot.
Apparently, McGregor is walking away from UFC 202 $3million richer. That is what he was guaranteed for just stepping in the octagon with Diaz.
That absolute smashes the record set by Brock Lesnar just a few weeks back, when the former UFC heavyweight champion was paid $2.5M to face off against Mark Hunt at UFC 200. Lesnar would test positive for an estrogen blocker, but not be docked any of that pay by the UFC.
Nate Diaz was taken care of pretty well too. Following the fight, he claimed that he wasn't too mad because he had already "made his millions". Diaz wasn't lying, as he pocketed a cool $2million himself.
Not bad for a night's work.
This was just the fight purse as well. When considering everything else that comes on top of it, it should surprise no one if both fighters walk away with $8-12million in the bank. Crazy.
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