Conor McGregor may not have been fighting in a cage on Saturday night, but he still earned more in one night than any UFC fighter in history. The reigning UFC lightweight champion pocketed a disclosed purse of $30 million for his blockbuster boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, according to the event’s finalized salary information released by the Nevada Athletic Commission to MMA Fighting.
Making his professional boxing debut, McGregor suffered a 10th round TKO loss to Mayweather in the much-anticipated match, which will likely go down in combat sports history as one of the most lucrative fights of all-time. Mayweather earned a disclosed purse of $100 million, however the final payday for both fighters will ultimately be much higher once pay-per-view sales and supplementary earnings are included.
In the lead-up to the match, McGregor said he believed he would earn upwards of $100 million once the dust settled. His $30 million base purse alone is a figure 10 times larger than the Irishman’s previous highest fight purse, which was the UFC record $3 million he earned for his second fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 202.
Mayweather vs. McGregor took place Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight aired live on pay-per-view.
A complete list of the Mayweather vs. McGregor salaries can be seen below. As always, these figures do not represent a fighter's total earnings, as sponsorship incomes, pay-per-view earnings or other supplementary earnings are not publicly disclosed.
Floyd Mayweather ($100 million) def. Conor McGregor ($30 million)
Gervonta Davis ($600,000) def. Francisco Fonseca ($35,000)
Badou Jack ($750,000) def. Nathan Cleverly ($100,000)
Andrew Tabiti ($100,000) def. Steve Cunningham ($100,000)
Yordenis Ugas ($50,000) def. Thomas Dulorme ($75,000)
Juan Herladez ($12,500) def. Jose Miguel Borrego ($5,000)
Antonio Hernandez ($7,000) def. Kevin Newman ($7,500)
Savannah Marshall ($5,000) def. Sydney LeBlanc ($3,500)