Conor McGregor is the undisputed field workplace king in combined martial arts and that’s prone to be a document he can maintain for many years to come back, possibly centuries.
He has actually modified the sport for UFC, however he wasn’t their highest paid star in 2020.
No, that honour goes to his deeply bitter rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Russian retired after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 and, like McGregor, that was his solely outing of 2020.
The Irishman confronted Donald Cerrone final January and that was the UFC’s most purchased pay-per-view of the 12 months, beating Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman’s Battle Island showdown by $50,000.
Khabib’s outing with Gaethje drew $675okay and that ranked fifth on UFC’s yearly listing, however is half of what McGregor/Cerrone did.
And but, Khabib took house $6,090,000 – $3m greater than McGregor, who’s again in motion this month.
MMA Breakdown have offered the numbers, however the context is necessary. That is the disclosed pay. It’s the reported salaries plus Battle of the Evening and Efficiency of the Evening bonuses which were made public, together with Reebok payouts, now often known as battle week incentive pay.
As CM Punk has alluded to lately, it’s fairly well-known that UFC President Dana White will give bonuses at his discretion, too.
One has to assume McGregor enjoys them each time he steps contained in the octagon, not to mention the fruits of his work by way of different sponsors.
Forward of Cerrone at UFC 246, McGregor estimated that he would make $80m (£61m) from the battle.
“We’ve bought Australia, Canada, England and Eire… it ought to be a very good one,” he mentioned.
“[For Khabib Nurmagomedov] I made $50m. They assume I’m toast, however I’m nonetheless the bread!”
UFC wealthy listing for 2020
|3||Junior dos Santos||$1,560,000|
|5||Justin Gaethje||$ 920,000|
|6||Jose Aldo||$ 900,000|
|7||Deiveson Figueiredo||$ 875,000|
|8||Anthony Pettis||$ 855,000|
|9||Alistair Overeem||$ 830,000|
|10||Stipe Miocic||$ 790,000|
Valentina Shevchenko was the highest-earning lady on the listing, however she was 25th total with $550,000.
Masvidal ranked joint-29th on the listing with Daniel Cormier as they took house $530,000. One has to imagine with Masvidal taking the Usman battle on six days discover and Cormier making his final look earlier than retiring, they made far more than that.
Curiously, Cole Williams was the bottom earner with simply $9,500.