McGregor, who worked his way to majority decision win over Diaz, earned a guaranteed, $3 million for the epic fight. MMA Fighting.com learned of the payout via the Nevada State Athletic Commission. That is the highest disclosed fight purse to date for a UFC fighter.
Brock Lesnar held the previous record, as he made a disclosed $2.5 million for his UFC 200 win over Mark Hunt.
Diaz, meanwhile, earned $2 million for his rematch with McGregor. Neither man was contractually set to receive a win bonus. That figure does not include any money McGregor or Diaz earned via pay-per-view dividends.