Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier took home the biggest paychecks following last month’s blockbuster UFC 257 pay-per-view.
The Irishman reportedly made $3 million for showing as much as fight Poirier in the main event of UFC 257 on January 23. Poirier then again made $830,000 for his knockout win over The Infamous One. This features an ‘efficiency of the night’ bonus of $50,000 for his spectacular performance.
Poirier shocked the world by knocking out Conor McGregor for the very first time within the latter’s profession within the first PPV of 2021 which took place at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Nonetheless, even in defeat, McGregor made much more cash compared to his counterpart. That speaks volumes in regards to the recognition of the person who’s undeniably the largest star within the historical past of MMA.
Conor McGregor is expected to make way more than the reported $3 million purse due to the massive success of UFC 257 in terms of PPV buys. McGregor is more likely to find yourself making more than $10 million from pay-per-view share cash. Poirier too is expected to take home around $1.5 million from PPV points.
Apart from UFC 257 being a massive PPV success, the Abu Dhabi government also paid UFC ‘huge’ money for booking Conor McGregor.
— Anton Tabuena (@antontabuena) January 30, 2021
There have been seven different stars other than Poirier who earned themselves a six-figure payday for his or her performances at UFC 257. They’re Michael Chandler, Dan Hooker, Brad Tavares, Joanne Calderwood, Marina Rodriguez, Jessica Eye, and Antonio Carlos Junior.
Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler, Marina Rodriguez, and Makhmud Muradov are the 4 fighters who have been awarded $50,000 bonuses every for ‘efficiency of the night’.
These four closed Fight Island in style 💰
— UFC (@ufc) January 24, 2021
Reported payouts for main and co-main eventers at UFC 257:
Conor McGregor – $3.04 million, with $40,000 coming from sponsorship bonus and $3 million to point out at UFC 257.
Dustin Poirier – $830,000, with $80,000 coming from Performance of the Night time & sponsorship bonuses and $750,000 as show money.
Michael Chandler – $530,000, together with his Efficiency of the Night, win, and sponsorship bonuses ($180,000). Chandler obtained $350,000 as present cash.
Dan Hooker – $220,000, with $20,000 coming from sponsorship bonus and $200,000 to show. (H/T Sportekz)