Conor McGregor is set to take on Dustin Poirier in what will be the third fight between the two taking place on Saturday, 11th July 2021. Last time these two meet was back in January 2021 in UFC 257 where Poirier came out victorious. Their first fight was way back in 2014 where Mcgregor won the bout with rather ease. Now they will headline the much awaited UFC 264 card what is billed as one of the biggest UFC event of the year. But how much both fighters will be taking home ? We take a look at potential earnings of both fighters.
McGregor vs Poirier 3 Purse Payouts:
Conor McGregor is fighting second time in the same year for the first time in last 4 years. When McGregor lost his rematch fight back in January 2021 against Poirier a rematch clause was activated ensuring swift return to ring and a chance to avenge his defeat. McGregor is one of the world’s highest paid athlete on yearly basis and he has a chance to take his yearly earning to another level this weekend when he face Poirier for the third time in his career.
Conor McGregor cleared guaranteed $5 million plus undisclosed PPV share revenue back in January 2021 for the UFC 257 event against Poirier. He is expected to earn more for the rematch considering full capacity crowd and also higher ppv sales number are expected for his second rematch against Poirier . Pocketed his career best purse of $5 million in UFC 257 and although Navada fighting commission has stopped disclosing purse payouts of fighters we can reveal that Mcgregor is guaranteed $5 million purse from the second rematch. But his overall earnings from the fight will be much bigger considering his tier based PPV contract with UFC. Where he get larger chunk of PPV revenue if certain sales objectives are meet.
Poirier on the other hand will also be making his career best purse of $1 million guaranteed which is considerably higher than his previous best of just $370,000 he made against Hooker in his last fight.
Dustin Poirier has been fighting in UFC since 2011 and over the 10 year period in 32 fights he earned a total of $2.9 million combined. He will be clearing almost half of it in just 1 fight against McGregor and might actually double it if PPV numbers reach better than expected.
Conor McGregor’s tier based PPV contract:
Conor McGregor on the other hand have established himself as a bona-fide PPV star over the last few years. He was paid disclosed purse of $3 million against Khabib and most recently he earned disclosed purse of $3.5 million. However his actually earnings from the PPV fight is way higher considering his tier based PPV contract with UFC where he gets the cut of final PPV revenue.
UFC has to disclose the actual fight purse but they are not oblige to reveal any PPV numbers which means we can only rely on reports from other media outlets who reported that McGregor cleared around $20 million from his fight against Khabib and another $15 million each against Cowboy and Poirier 2.
|Conor McGregor||$5 million disclosed purse from UFC plus share of PPV revenue which might take his actually earnings to around $20 million.|
|Dustin Poirier||$1 million disclosed purse plus share of PPV revenue but way less than McGregor.|