Conor McGregor is the big star of the UFC. There are fighters who may have more qualities or are more dominant, but what the Irishman generates is not done by anyone. This Saturday, The Notorious comes out of retirement for the third time in his career and will once again have a salary to match. MMA is a long way from boxing when it comes to salaries, for example Canelo won $ 20 million in his match against Callum Smith, and in turn, the former champion is far ahead of his teammates.
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For playing the main event at UFC 257, McGregor will charge five million dollars, according to the means ‘The Independent’. For his part, Poirier will pocket a million dollars. There is a big difference between the two, even so, for the ‘Diamond’ it will be the most lucrative fight of his career. For this event, it should be noted that it will be the first PPV, since UFC 248 (March 7, 2020) in which there will be an audience (there were also fans in the two previous shows on Fight Island). Something that can certainly allow the bags to be somewhat looser.
On the other hand, we must highlight the gesture of Conor McGregor. The duel between the Irishman and Poirier began to take shape on social networks and both were talking about having an exhibition fight in Dublin to raise funds for the American’s charity, The Good Fight Foundation. They will finally see each other in a real duel, but the Irishman did not want to break his word. For this reason, the Irishman has donated half a million dollars to that organization before the lawsuit.