Conor McGregor Career Earnings In UFC
Conor McGregor has totaled up impressive earnings in the UFC.
McGregor, 31, began his UFC career in 2013 after putting together a very strong resume overseas. From his first official bout in 2008 at Cage of Truth 2 against Garry Morris to his last Cage Warriors match against Ivan Buchinger in 2012, the Irish superstar gave fans a glimpse of what they would soon see in the biggest fight promotion in the world.
That last match-up against Buchinger earned McGregor a Cage Warriors lightweight championship to go along with the Cage Warriors featherweight championship he had captured one fight earlier against Dave Hill at Cage Warriors: 47.
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Upon entering the UFC, McGregor quickly established himself as the biggest name in the sport with big victories over the likes of Dustin Poirier, Max Holloway, Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo and Eddie Alvarez.
Much as he did in Cage Warriors, McGregor would go on to become a double champion in the UFC – winning both the UFC featherweight championship of the world and the UFC lightweight championship of the world.
McGregor was eventually stripped of the UFC featherweight championship and lost the UFC lightweight championship in an October 2018 showdown against rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Somewhere in-between beating Alvarez for the UFC lightweight championship and subsequently losing that championship to Nurmagomedov, McGregor also agreed to a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Although many expected the Irishman to be completely outclassed by arguably the greatest boxer of all time, he held his own for much of the bout, before finally losing via stoppage in the 10th round.
The pay-per-view (PPV) match between Mayweather and McGregor ultimately did not beat the record previously set by Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, but it still secured a massive payday for both men that they likely could not have otherwise achieved.
This is what McGregor’s career earnings look like so far.
Please keep in mind, these totals are only for what he has made in the UFC and boxing – not any of his pre-UFC earnings.
They also do not account for things like the UFC’s very secretive bonuses that they do not announce to the public.
These are disclosed totals only.
UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Sonnen – Aug 17/13 – Win (Holloway) – $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)
UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs Brandao – Jul 19/14 – Win (Brandao) – $82,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)
UFC 178 – Sept 27/14 – W (Poirier) – $200,000 ($75,000 to show, $75,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)
UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs Siver – Jan 18/15 – Win (Siver) – $220,000 ($85,000 to show, $85,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)
UFC 189 – Jul 11/15 – Win (Mendes) – $580,000 ($500,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC 194 – Dec 12/15 – Win (Aldo) – $590,000 ($500,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC 196 – Mar 5/16 – Loss (Diaz) – $1,090,000 ($1,000,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC 202 – Aug 20/16 – Win (Diaz) – $3,090,000 ($3,000,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC 205 – Nov 12/16 – Win (Alvarez) – $3,090,000 ($3,000,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC 229 – Sept 6/18 – Loss (Nurmagomedov) – $2,980,000 ($3,000,000 to show, $30,000 fight week incentive pay, minus $50,000 fine for post-fight brawl)
Total UFC Career Earnings: $12,022,000
Aug 27/17 – Loss (Mayweather) – $30,000,000
Total Boxing Career Earnings: $30,000,000
Total Career Earnings: $39,542,000