Conor McGregor was handed his first UFC defeat last weekend, but does that mean the featherweight champ has nothing to celebrate? Uh. Nope.
McGregor was submitted by Nate Diaz at UFC 196, in a fight that won’t be forgotten any time soon.Leading up to the card, McGregor repeatedly said he was going to make a ton of cash for the bout, and that certainly appears to have been the case.
Recently Dana White claimed that the card moved 1.5 million in pay-per-view buys. So, when you consider that McGregor was paid a flat rate of $1,000,000, and that he’s also receiving a share of the PPV sales, you can see why he said the following: