Nevada State Athletic Commission have revealed that (as you probably guessed) Conor McGregor sits atop the heap as the highest earner at UFC 246 and earned a whopping $3,050,000 for his 40 seconds of work on the night (via ESPN's Marc Raimondi).
Obviously, fight purses don't take into account all the money that contenders will earn from various other sponsors outside of the Octagon or the undisclosed bonuses Dana White may have agreed to give to a fighter in their contract. So, the actual total most of these fighter stand to come away with will more than likely be somewhat bigger.
That being said, McGregor still managed to come away with a staggering $76,250 for every second he spent inside of the Octagon on Saturday night.
Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone also didn't come out of the night too badly and left with $200,000 in his pocket, after being put down less than a minute into the biggest fight of his career.
Dana White also felt surprisingly generous and gifted FIVE 'Performance of the Night' $50,000 bonuses out to McGregor, Aleksei Oleinik, Brian Kelleher, Diego Ferreira and Drew Dober.
Claudia Gadelha received her full $54,000 purse despite not featuring in a bout. This was due to Alexa Grasso being pulled from their contest due to missing weight by 6.5 pounds.
The full breakdown of earnings on the night can be found below:
Conor McGregor: $3,050,000 — $3 million flat, no win bonus, plus $50,000 for “Performance of the Night” - He’ll get more from outside income, sponsors etc.
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone: $200,000
Holly Holm: $200,000 — $150,000 to show, $50,000 to win
Raquel Pennington: $63,000
Aleskei Oleinik: $200,000 — $75,000 to show, $75,000 to win plus $50,000 for “Performance of the Night”
Maurice Greene: $30,000
Brian Kelleher: $96,000 — $23,000 to show, $23,000 to win plus $50,000 for “Performance of the Night”
Ode Osbourne: $10,000
Anthony Pettis: $155,000
Carlos Diego Ferreira: $150,000 — $50,000 to show, $50,000 to win plus $50,000 for “Performance of the Night”
Roxanne Modafferi: $62,000 — $31,000 to show, $31,000 to wi
Maycee Barber: $29,000
Andre Fili: $55,000
Sodiq Yusuff: $54,000 — $27,000 to show, $27,000 to win
Tim Elliott: $31,000
Askar Askarov: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win
Drew Dober: $160,000 — $55,000 to show, $55,000 to win plus $50,000 for “Performance of the Night”
Nasrat Haqparast: $25,000
Aleksa Camur: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win
Justin Ledet: $20,000
Sabina Mazo: $24,000 — $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win
JJ Aldrich: $30,000
Claudia Gadelha: $54,000 — paid her show money after her fight with Alexa Grasso was cancelled.