UFC 194 will go down as one of the biggest pay-per-vies in UFC history. It set a record for UFC gate at the MGM Grand with $10.1 million sold and it’s expected to challenge for the all-time PPV record held by UFC 100.
Conor McGregor knows his value to the company and his NSAC reported $500k ($39K per second) is a lot lower than what he’ll actually walk away with. In fact, it seems as though the UFC has made it a point to set $500k as their ceiling for guaranteed money which is lower than most ESPN Friday Night Fight main event fighters receive.
That figure will have to change as the company continues to grow and merge into the mainstream sports arena but for now McGregor will take his guaranteed money, his PPV shares and whatever other bonuses they throw his way.
Here’s a complete list of UFC 194 salaries:
Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Conor McGregor ($500,000 + no win bonus = $500,000) def. Jose Aldo ($400,000)
Luke Rockhold ($80,000 + $80,000 = $160,000) def. Chris Weidman ($275,000)
Yoel Romero ($125,000 + $25,000 = $150,000) def. Ronaldo Souza ($135,000)
Demian Maia ($78,000 + $78,000 = $156,000) def. Gunnar Nelson ($75,000)
Max Holloway ($45,000 + $45,000 = $90,000) def. Jeremy Stephens ($43,000)
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Urijah Faber ($150,000 + $150,000 = $300,000) def. Frankie Saenz ($20,000)
Tecia Torres ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger ($10,000)
Warlley Alves ($21,000 + $21,000 = $42,000) def. Colby Covington ($18,000)
Leonardo Santos ($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def. Kevin Lee ($21,000)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Magomeod Mustafaev ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Joe Proctor ($13,000)
Yancy Medeiros ($21,000 + $21,000 = $42,000) def. John Makdessi ($30,000)
Court McGee ($24,000 + $24,000 = $48,000) def. Marcio Alexandre Junior ($12,000)
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