UFC 202 went down last night (Sat., Aug. 20, 2016) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and now it's time to see who went home with the largest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC 202: "Diaz vs. McGregor 2" results and play-by-play, click here.
The biggest earner of the night was Conor McGregor, who will take home an extra $40,000 sponsorship check from Reebok after his do-over against Diaz (see it here). It's a HUGE jump from his previous payout, as he only received $5,000 for UFC 196 five months ago. And since Conor hasn't been competing inside the Octagon enough to jump up to the biggest tier, it's interesting to see his huge increase.
Then again, it could simply be that UFC decided to pay him the standard $40,000 that goes to a champion, despite the fact that it wasn't a championship fight. Props to his agent/manager, I guess.
Check out the rest of the payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Conor McGregor: $40,000 def. Nate Diaz: $20,000
Anthony Johnson: $15,000 def. Glover Teixeira: $10,000
Donald Cerrone: $20,000 def. Rick Story: $15,000
Mike Perry: $2,500 def. Hyun Gyu Lim: $5,000
Tim Means: $10,000 def. Sabah Homasi: $2,500
Cody Garbrandt: $2,500 vs. Takeya Mizugaki: $15,000
Raquel Pennington: $5,000 def. Elizabeth Phillips: $2,500
Artem Lobov: $2,500 def. Chris Avila: $2,500
Cortney Casey: $2,500 def. Randa Markos: $2,500
Lorenz Larkin: $10,000 vs. Neil Magny: $10,000
Colby Covington: $5,000 def. Max Griffin: $2,500
Marvin Vettori: $2,500 def. Alberto Uda: $2,500
So, how are payouts determined?
According to the revamped payout structure (see it), the more fights you have combined with UFC and the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Strikeforce promotions, the more coin you have for your combat sports piggy bank.
And the less fights you have under the ZUFFA banner... well, the less you get. If you have a problem with the structure, take it up with UFC, not Reebok.
According to the report, fighters will also receive royalty and payments up to 20-30 percent of any UFC-related merchandise sold that bears his or her likeness. That's a great way for the Internet "morons" to help the cause.