Losing his last fight clearly didn’t affect Conor McGregor’s earning potential.
The UFC featherweight champion will earn a record $3 million purse in his rematch against Nate Diaz at UFC 202 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas despite losing when they first met back in March at UFC 196.
The Nevada Athletic Commission disclosed McGregor’s record setting purse prior to the start of Saturday’s PPV.
McGregor’s massive purse eclipses Brock Lesnar’s $2.5 million earned at UFC 200. Prior to that, McGregor was the first to take home a purse north of a million in his first fight against Diaz.
McGregor will take home more than the $3 million once it is all said and done and has went as far to suggest that he would rake in $10 million.
Chances are, he’s right.