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UFC 196: Conor McGregor getting record million-dollar purse for fight against Nick Diaz

Conor McGregor entertains fans during the UFC 196 weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Getty Images


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor will be the first UFC fighter to make a disclosed $1 million purse in his fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 196 on Saturday night.

The Nevada Athletic Commission revealed the purses for the card late Friday.

McGregor will get a flat $1 million with no win bonus in the biggest disclosed payout in UFC history, according to the commission’s records. Anderson Silva had the previous disclosed high of $800,000 for his comeback fight against Nick Diaz in early 2015.

Top fighters typically make much more on top of their disclosed payout from a percentage of pay-per-view sales and other bonuses.


Nate Diaz gets a flat $500,000 for the late-notice fight, with no win bonus.

Bantamweight champion Holly Holm will make $500,000 against Miesha Tate.

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