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Conor McGregor to receive UFC’s biggest ever fight purse for Donald Cerrone return bout, but much less than he banked against Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor is set to receive the biggest ever fight purse in UFC history, but it is still just a fraction of the amount he got to face Floyd Mayweather.

The Irish fighter is set to return to the Octagon next weekend to take on Donald Cerrone after more than a year’s absence.

The 31-year-old will receive a £3.8million guaranteed purse for his fight with the veteran at UFC 246, according to the Daily Mail.

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This is dwarfed by the figure he received for his super-fight with boxing legend Mayweather in August 2017.

McGregor received an incredible £76million for that crossover bout, which he lost.

The last time he fought in the UFC was October 2018 when he was beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Donald Cerrone is Conor McGregor’s opponent
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He was paid a record £2.3million for that contest, which was also the same as he received to take on Eddie Alvarez when he became a two-weight world champion.

The Irishman also got a guaranteed £2.2million for his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August 2016.

The guaranteed money is not the only cash McGregor will receive for fighting Cerrone as he will get a share on the number of pay-per-views sold.

It has been reported that for his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov he earned more than £20million extra because of the 2.4million PPVs sold.

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