Rivalry bragging rights aren’t the only thing up for grabs between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
No doubt, both fighters will covet the chance to take what is likely the final victory in this series, which dates back to 2014 and features TKO victories by both McGregor and Poirier. But there’s also a nice payday involved, as well.
Saturday’s meeting between Poirier, the lightweight division’s top contender, and McGregor, the former division champ, will not place a title belt on the line. That said, the money both fighters stand to make as part one of UFC’s top rivalries should be significant, even by their standards.
Here’s the money McGregor (22-5) and Poirier (27-6-1) could make from UFC 264:
UFC 264 purse, prize money
Payouts for UFC 264 won’t be released until after the event. But the fighters’ previous match at UFC 257 at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates can provide a glimpse into how much they’ll make on Saturday.
Per SPORTBible, McGregor — the headliner in the bout — made $3.04 million: $3 million to show up, and another $40,000 in sponsorship bonuses. The outlet reports Poirier made $830,000 ($750,000 to show, $50,000 ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus, $30,000 sponsorship bonus)
SPORTBible noted that those numbers did not include PPV sharing. Considering Saturday’s bout does not include a title on the line (much like McGregor and Poirier’s meeting in Abu Dhabi), it’s likely payouts will be similar.
What is Conor McGregor’s net worth?
McGregor’s net worth isn’t entirely certain, since many of his professional payouts have not been publicly disclosed. Still, Forbes ranks the Irish fighter as the world’s top-paid athlete of 2021, with a reported net worth of $180 million — $22 million from prize winnings, and $158 million in endorsements.
Forbes also reported he made a combined $52 million in payout money over his last two fights, though it doesn’t specify the pay breakdown.
What is Dustin Poirier’s net worth?
UFC 264 fight card
- Jennifer Maia vs. Jessica Eye (women’s flyweights)
- Omari Akhmedov vs. Brad Tavares (middleweights)
- Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Jerome Rivera (flyweights)
- Hu Yaozong vs. Alen Amedovski (middleweights)
- Carlos Condit vs. Max Griffin (welterweights)
- Niko Price vs. Michael Pereira (welterweights)
- Ryan Hall vs. Ilia Topuria (featherweights)
- Trevin Giles vs. Dricus Du Plessis (middleweights)
- Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor (lightweights)
- Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson (welterweights)
- Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy (heavyweights)
- Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya (women’s bantamweights)
- Sean O’Malley vs. Kris Moutinho, (bantamweights)