Report: What Conor McGregor's new UFC contract is worth per fight 3 years ago

Report: What Conor McGregor's new UFC contract is worth per fight

"It's Conor McGregor's world and they're living in it."

Conor McGregor's new contract with the UFC is worth between $16-$20 million per fight (€14-€18 million) and that's before he takes his share of PPV revenue, according to Jeremy Botter.

The Bleacher Report journalist was on Newstalk's Off the Ball show this evening, discussing the possibility of McGregor potentially leaving the UFC, and his ambitions to fight in Croke Park.

According to Botter, the reporter who broke the news of McGregor's upcoming fight against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 197, the Dubliner's new contract commenced after he defeated Jose Aldo at UFC 194 last month.UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor"I don't know the exact terms of the deal, but I've been told he's making between $16 and $20 million dollars per fight," Botter said.

The reporter also claimed that if McGregor was to continue winning he'll outgrow the UFC and have the capacity to become a PPV draw on the level of boxer Floyd Mayweather.

"You're looking at five fights, six fights maybe left in the UFC, as long as he keeps winning. This is predicated on him winning."

"If he doesn't win he'll still be a very big UFC star. But there's a difference between a very big UFC star and a Floyd Mayweather-type who can go out and put on a fight on his own."

"I think we're looking at a short-term play by Conor McGregor."