The salary breakdown from UFC 196 leaves Conor McGregor earning way more than champion Miesha Tate

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The salary breakdown from UFC 196 leaves Conor McGregor earning way more than champion Miesha Tate

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Defeated UFC champion picked up a handsome $1m purse for his fight against Nate Diaz while newly crowned Bantamwegiht champion Miesha Tate was left with a considerably smaller take-home pay.

Figures released from the Nevada Athletic Commission revealed that McGregor was the first UFC participant to cross the $1m mark while his opponent Nate Diaz picked up $500,000 despite beating McGregor and bringing his five-year unbeaten run to an end.

Also, there was no win bonus offered to McGregor. There was a similar situation in the Women's Bantamweight title fight whereby Holly Holm was awarded $500,000 while Miesha Tate, who captured the title off Holm, earned just $92,000 - including a $46,000 win bonus. 

UFC 196 Salaries are as follows:

Nate Diaz: $500,000

Conor McGregor: $1,000,000

 

Miesha Tate: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)

Holly Holm: $500,000

 

Ilir Latifi: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)

Gian Villante: $36,000

 

Corey Anderson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)

Tom Lawlor: $28,000

 

Amanda Nunes: $56,000 (includes $28,000)

Valentina Shevchenko: $14,000

 

Siyar Bahadurzada: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)

Brandon Thatch: $22,000

 

Nordine Taleb: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)

Erick Silva: $34,000

 

Vitor Miranda: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)

Marcelo Guimaraes: $13,000

 

Darren Elkins: $74,000 ($37,000 win bonus)

Chas Skelly: $21,000

 

Diego Sanchez: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)

Jim Miller: $59,000

 

Jason Saggo: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

Justin Salas: $16,000

 

Teruto Ishihara: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)

Julian Erosa: $12,000