Conor McGregor Donates More Than $1 Million Worth of Protective Gear to Ireland Hospitals

Conor McGregor remains at the forefront of battling the coronavirus in his home country, as the former UFC champion recently made a significant contribution to hospitals in Ireland. View full post on Recent News on

Louis Taylor says life changes after winning $1 million in PFL playoffs

LAS VEGAS – Louis Taylor became a millionaire when he won the PFL’s playoff final, which naturally drew plenty of people from out of the woodwork. Taylor won the middleweight playoffs in 2018 with four wins and a draw en route to the $1 million prize. And how has life changed for Taylor since then? […]

UFC 248 Preliminary Card Averages 1.195 Million Viewers on ESPN

The UFC 248 preliminary card averaged 1.195 million viewers on ESPN. View full post on Recent News on

Physician with alleged ties to UFC legends charged in fraud, money laundering scheme totaling over $120 million

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A would-be physician with business ties to several MMA stars faces serious charges after being indicted over a fraud and money laundering scheme that allegedly sought to defraud Medicare of over $120 million. The United States Department of Justice released a statement Wednesday announcing that Francisco Patino, 65, of Wayne County, […]

Physician Charged with $120 Million in Healthcare Fraud Had Alleged Ties to UFC Athletes

A physician with alleged ties to “the sponsorship of boxers, cagefighters and prominent Ultimate Fighting Championship world champions and hall of famers” has been charged for his role in a $120 million health care fraud and money laundering scheme. View full post on Recent News on

Disney Executive Reveals UFC 246 Drew Approximately 1 Million Pay-Per-View Buys on ESPN+

Even in the streaming era of pay-per-views, Conor McGregor is still big business for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. View full post on Recent News on

UFC champ Kamaru Usman wants to be a marriage counselor – after he puts $250 million in the bank

Although Kamaru Usman seemingly is in the prime of his career, the UFC welterweight champion already is thinking about what post-fighting life will look like. Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC) still has many goals left in the fight game. He wants to extend his title run and string of big fights as long as possible […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father puts $100 million price tag on Conor McGregor rematch

Conor McGregor returned in spectacular fashion at UFC 246, which has reignited discussions of a potential rematch with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) took out Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds on Saturday. It was his first fight since losing by fourth-round submission to Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) in October 2018 […]

UFC 246 Salaries: Conor McGregor Takes Home $3 Million Disclosed Payday

Conor McGregor may have estimated an $80 million payday for his Octagon return at UFC 246, but only a portion of that is included in his disclosed purse for the event. View full post on Recent News on

Conor McGregor’s return draws announced 19,040 attendance, $11 million live gate at UFC 246

Saturday’s UFC 246 event drew an announced attendance of 19,040 fans for a live gate of $11,089,129.30. UFC officials announced the figures following the event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+. The attendance figure was the second highest […]

Conor McGregor guaranteed $3 million for UFC 246; Donald Cerrone can make $400k with win

LAS VEGAS – Conor McGregor will make a significantly larger chunk of money than Donald Cerrone regardless of the result Saturday at UFC 246. McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) is guaranteed a purse of $3 million – win or lose – for the welterweight main event, which marks his return to the octagon after 15 […]

Conor McGregor may not be getting $80 million, but giant revenue is at stake in Saturday’s fight

Conor McGregor | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor’s fight against Donald Cerrone pits a fighter without a UFC win in three years against an opponent who was stopped in his last two fights. To the public, that hardly seems to matter. If past is prologue, Saturday’s event could be the UFC’s most successful event […]

Conor McGregor estimates $80 million payday to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 246

Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images It’s going to be one heck of a red panty night for Conor McGregor if UFC 246 is as successful as he predicts. McGregor, 31, estimates he’ll make $80 million to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, a staggering number that he said is an all-time high in his MMA […]

Conor McGregor Predicts $80 Million Payday for UFC 246 Bout vs. Donald Cerrone

Conor McGregor won’t be making a “Money Fight” purse for his work at UFC 246, but if the Irishman is to be believed, he’ll be taking home quite a hefty sum. View full post on Recent News on

Conor McGregor claims $80 million UFC 246 payday, billionaire status by age 35

Conor McGregor thinks some people are writing off his popularity heading into UFC 246. But the former lightweight and featherweight champion is convinced he’s still MMA’s cash cow. If his claims are correct, it’s hard to argue against him. In a recent interview with ESPN, McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) estimated he’ll make a whopping […]

2019 PFL Championship results: Kayla Harrison claims first PFL women’s $1 million title

Gallery PFL Championship 2019: Best photos view 21 images NEW YORK — Kayla Harrison has still yet to taste defeat. The two-time Olympic judo gold medalist defeated Larissa Pacheco in the rematch to remain undefeated in her MMA career and win both the 2019 PFL women’s lightweight championship and the $1 million prize that went […]

Three times the charm: Lance Palmer seeks second $1 million prize in third fight in 2019 against Alex Gilpin 

Ryan Loco Not even Lance Palmer could have predicted how PFL season 2 would play out. After wrapping up the $1 million grand prize as a featherweight in season 1, the former Ohio State All-American wrestler entered the second season as an overwhelming favorite to repeat as champion. Palmer did his part by rolling through […]

PFL Playoffs 2019: Make your predictions for six $1 million division finals

We want your predictions for next week’s 2019 PFL playoff finals in New York. Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies that are registered by Sunday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT). Those MMA Junkie reader consensus […]

Pursuing $1 million, A.J. McKee says ‘malicious’ side could come out at Bellator 236

HONOLULU – A.J. McKee is not taking his Bellator featherweight grand prix quarterfinal matchup against Derek Campos lightly, but the undefeated fighter said if he lives up his potential, it should be a whitewash. The pair meet on Saturday at Bellator 236 in a second-round matchup in the 16-man tournament. Campos (20-9 MMA, 9-7 BMMA) […]

UFC 245 salaries: Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington lead all fighters on $4.081 million payroll 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington battled it out in a grueling and bloody back and forth war for nearly five rounds in the UFC 245 main event but at least both fighters will go home with the biggest paychecks for anybody competing on the card this past Saturday night. The Nevada […]

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