UFC 196 Salaries: Diego Sanchez pockets 150 large
Published on Monday, 3/7/16, at 12:09 a.m. Eastern.
During a CNBC interview last week, Conor McGregor said he was going to make more than $10 million at UFC 196. (‘The Notorious’ gets a small cut of the pay-per-view money.) Nate Diaz was paid at least $600,000 and Holly Holm was paid at least $500,00. The other six-figure earners included Miesha Tate (at least $142,000) and Diego Sanchez ($150,000).
McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to make seven figures in disclosed payments. Each fighter also gets a small payment from Reebok.
Here’s the full list of disclosed fighter salaries from UFC 196:
*Nate Diaz: $500,000 (no win bonus) def. Conor McGregor: $1,000,000*
*Miesha Tate: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus) def. Holly Holm: $500,000
Ilir Latifi: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Gian Villante: $36,000
Corey Anderson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Tm Lawlor: $28,000
Amanda Nunes: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus) def. Valentina Shevchenko: $14,000
Siyar Bahadurzada: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus) def. Brandon Thatch: $22,000
Nordine Taleb: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Erick Silva: $34,000
Vitor Miranda: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Marcelo Guimaraes: $13,000
Darren Elkins: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus) def. Chas Skelly: $21,000
Diego Sanchez: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus) def. Jim Miller: $59,000
Jason Saggo: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Justin Salas: $16,000
Teruto Ishihara: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Julian Erosa: $12,000
*Diaz earned an extra $100,000 by garnering bonuses for Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night. McGregor received an extra $50,000 for Fight of the Night, while Tate also won 50K by bagging the other Performance of the Night bonus.