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UFC 196 salaries: McGregor is the first ever UFC fighter to earn $1 million disclosed purse

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For his UFC 196 main event with Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor is slated to take home one million dollars as his disclosed purse -- the largest purse in UFC history.

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Despite a super-fight with lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos falling apart, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will make history this weekend after all. He is set to meet Nate Diaz in a highly anticipated welterweight bout at UFC 196 and will become the first ever UFC fighter to make $1,000,000 in a disclosed purse (no win bonus). ESPN's Brett Okamoto first reported the news. The article also notes that McGregor told CNBC that he would make in excess of $10 million just for this fight.

The purses for UFC 196, disclosed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), do not include other earnings including pay-per-view points (which McGregor is receiving), Reebok sponsorship money, post-fight bonuses, "locker room" bonuses, etc.

Nate Diaz is set to make $500,000 to show, with no win bonus. It's definitely a big jump from $16,000 in his loss to Rafael dos Anjos in December 2014.

Also on the card in the evening's co-main event, UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm defends her belt for the first time against Miesha Tate. The Preacher's Daughter's purse is $500,000 to show with no win bonus, and Cupcake's purse is $46,000 to show/$46,000 to win. She received $28,000/$28,000 in her title loss to Ronda Rousey at UFC 168.

UFC 196 takes place live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 5.