Conor McGregor could earn extra £54,000 if he performs well against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264


Conor McGregor could earn extra £54,000 if he performs well against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 with bonuses for Performance of the Night and Fight of the Night now increased

  • Conor McGregor could earn an extra £54,000 when he takes on Dustin Poirier 
  • UFC have increased bonuses for Performance of the Night and Fight of the Night 
  • McGregor seeking revenge in eagerly-anticipated clash with Poirier at UFC 264 

Conor McGregor could earn an extra £54,000 ($75,000) if he impresses against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

McGregor is set to face Poirier in Las Vegas as the pair continue their rivalry.

They fought in 2014, with McGregor prevailing on that occasion, but Poirier came out on top in the rematch earlier this year.

Conor McGregor could earn an extra £54,000 if he excels against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264

The UFC have increased their bonuses for Performance of the Night and Fight of the Night from £36,000 ($50,000).

ESPN reporter Marc Raimondi revealed the increased bonuses having been informed by bantamweight Sean O’Malley.

Raimondi tweeted: ‘The fight of the night and performance bonuses for #UFC264 will be $75K, per UFC chief business officer Hunter Campbell. First reported by intrepid reporter @SugaSeanMMA’.

McGregor is taking on Poirier in Las Vegas with the UFC having increased their bonuses

McGregor is taking on Poirier in Las Vegas with the UFC having increased their bonuses 

The bonuses for Performance of the Night and Fight of the Night have been increased

The bonuses for Performance of the Night and Fight of the Night have been increased

It seems unlikely that the increased bonuses will remain in place for a lengthy period of time as the UFC increased their bonuses for UFC 262 but then returned them to normal for UFC 263.

If McGregor is able to prevail against Poirier then he will be able to challenge for the lightweight title which is currently held by Charles Oliveira.

Prior to the fight with Poirier McGregor claimed that he had only been beaten once in his professional career, despite having been submitted on four occasions.

Although his actual record is 22-5, McGregor told ESPN: ‘My record in mixed martial arts competition is 19 wins and one loss.

‘I only count knockouts. I only count knockouts. Dustin’s record is 13 wins, two losses.’