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Even though Conor McGregor lost for his first time in the Octagon on Saturday night, he still walked away from UFC 196 in Las Vegas with the biggest, most substantial pay check - $1 million, flat.

The man who defeated him, Nate Diaz, made less money than McGregor - $500,000 - and he didn't walk away with a win-bonus, but there was definitely a lot of value in his win. He'll be top-of-mind for the powers-that-be at the UFC, and you've got to imagine that he will now get a shot at the welterweight belt. Robbie Lawler at UFC 200, perhaps?

Anyway, here's the entire list of salaries from UFC 196:

Nate Diaz: $500,000
Conor McGregor: $1,000,000

Miesha Tate: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
Holly Holm: $500,000

Ilir Latifi: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Gian Villante: $36,000

Corey Anderson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Tom Lawlor: $28,000

Amanda Nunes: $56,000 (includes $28,000)
Valentina Shevchenko: $14,000

Siyar Bahadurzada: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
Brandon Thatch: $22,000

Nordine Taleb: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Erick Silva: $34,000

Vitor Miranda: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Marcelo Guimaraes: $13,000

Darren Elkins: $74,000 ($37,000 win bonus)
Chas Skelly: $21,000

Diego Sanchez: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)
Jim Miller: $59,000

Jason Saggo: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Justin Salas: $16,000

Teruto Ishihara: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Julian Erosa: $12,000

What do you think?

How much would you have to get paid to fight Conor McGregor or Nate Diaz?

(Via: sherdog)