UFC 246 featured the promotion’s highest-paid fighter competing on the same card as the promotion’s lowest-paid fighter, which is so very “Sin City,” where you can find homeless people sleeping in the parking garage of Steve Wynn’s Las Vegas hotel.
“Notorious” banked a flat $3 million for less than a minute of work against fellow welterweight, Donald Cerrone. “Cowboy” made $200,000 for his technical knockout loss, which is the same amount Holly Holm pulled for her hug-and-slug opposite Raquel Pennington.
Elsewhere on the card, “Contender Series” standout Ode Osbourne banked a measly $10,000 for his Octagon debut. Askar Askarov and Aleksa Camur joined “Oddity” in the $10k “show” club, while Sabina Mazo drew $12,000 to appear alongside J.J. Aldrich.
Final UFC 246 payouts and salaries below:
Conor McGregor: $3,000,000
Donald Cerrone: $200,000
McGregor def. Cerrone by TKO
Holly Holm: $200,000 ($150,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
Raquel Pennington: $63,000
Holm def. Pennington by unanimous decision
Aleskei Oleinik: $150,000 ($75,000 to show, $75,000 to win)
Maurice Greene: $30,000
Oleinik def. Greene by submission
Brian Kelleher: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 to win)
Ode Osbourne: $10,000
Kelleher def. Osbourne by submission
Carlos Diego Ferreira: $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
Anthony Pettis: $155,000
Ferreira def. Pettis by submission
Roxanne Modafferi: $62,000 ($31,000 to show, $31,000 to win)
Maycee Barber: $29,000
Modafferi def. Barber by unanimous decision
Sodiq Yusuff: $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)
Andre Fili: $55,000
Yusuff def. Fili by unanimous decision
Askar Askarov: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Tim Elliott: $31,000
Askarov def. Elliott by unanimous decision
Drew Dober: $110,000 ($55,000 to show, $55,000 to win)
Nasrat Haqparast: $25,000
Dober def. Haqparast by TKO
Aleksa Camur: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Justin Ledet: $20,000
Camur def. Ledet by unanimous decision
Sabina Mazo: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
JJ Aldrich: $30,000
Mazo def. Aldrich by split decision
Claudia Gadelha: $54,000 to show (bout canceled)
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, Reebok sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
For example, the promotion often hands out extra cash for “Fight of the Night” and “Performance of the Night” bonuses, as well as the occasional (and undisclosed) locker room bonuses (sample here).
For complete UFC 246: “McGregor vs. Cowboy” results and play-by-play, click HERE!