UFC 246 Fight Paycheck: Conor McGregor pockets $3 million on his Octagon return

January 22, 2020 by Jack Ol

Conor McGregor has made huge earnings from his return to the Octagon at UFC 246. The Notorious took home $3 million fight purse after his win against Donald Cerrone while his opponent Cowboy received $200,000.

The former lightweight champion also earned $50,000 more from the performance-related bonuses. Making his return to the Octagon after 15 months hiatus, the Irishman knocked out Donald inside the first 40 seconds. 

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the paycheck of the fighters that took part in UFC 246 and the co-main event winner Holly Holm made $200,000- the same amount as the Cowboy.

All Fighters Salaries:

Conor McGregor: $3,050,000 - $3 million flat, no win bonus, plus $50,000 for Performance of the Night

Donald Cerrone: $200,000

Holly Holm: $200,000 - $150,000 to show, $50,000 to win

Raquel Pennington: $63,000

Aleskei Oleinik: $200,000 - $75,000 to show, $75,000 to win plus $50,000 for Performance of the Night

Maurice Greene: $30,000

Brian Kelleher: $96,000 - $23,000 to show, $23,000 to win plus $50,000 for 'Performance of the Night

Ode Osbourne: $10,000

Anthony Pettis: $155,000

Carlos Diego Ferreira: $150,000 - $50,000 to show, $50,000 to win plus $50,000 for Performance of the Night

Roxanne Modafferi: $62,000 - $31,000 to show, $31,000 to win

Maycee Barber: $29,000

Andre Fili: $55,000

Sodiq Yusuff: $54,000 - $27,000 to show, $27,000 to win

Tim Elliott: $31,000

Askar Askarov: $20,000 - $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

Drew Dober: $160,000 - $55,000 to show, $55,000 to win plus $50,000 for Performance of the Night

Nasrat Haqparast: $25,000

Aleksa Camur: $20,000 - $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

Justin Ledet: $20,000

Sabina Mazo: $24,000 - $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win

JJ Aldrich: $30,000

Claudia Gadelha: $54,000 (issued show money after bout with Alexa Grasso was cancelled)

Other information such as discretionary bonuses, pay-per-view revenue and sponsorship deals outside of the UFC are not included in the breakdown.