UFC Pay Stub Receipts: $1M for CM Punk, $5M for McGregor, Lawsuit Reveals

Recent revelations from an expert report unsealed in the UFC anti-trust case shed light on the earnings of top-tier fighters. Some of them include the likes of Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, and Jon Jones during the period of 2011-2016.

The report points to Conor McGregor as one of the highest earners, amassing a staggering $25 million from his bouts within that time frame. This sum encompasses his iconic matches against Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo, Nate Diaz, and Eddie Alvarez.

Written by anti-trust expert Robert Blair, the report was commissioned by Zuffa’s defense attorneys in response to experts hired by a group of competitors suing the promotion for anti-competitive practices from 2011-2016. The case is slated for trial in April, with the report initially redacted until Judge Richard Boulware ordered its complete submission.

Recipient Date of Event Amount Received
Conor McGregor UFC 189: Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes $2,642,204 or $3,285,000
Conor McGregor UFC 194: Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo $4,476,662 or $4,536,932
Conor McGregor UFC 196: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz $5,576,315
Conor McGregor UFC 202: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2 $5,615,490
Conor McGregor UFC 205: Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez $6,812,374
Ronda Rousey UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche $262,000 or $574,720
Ronda Rousey UFC 168: Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate $1,817,907
Ronda Rousey UFC 170: Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann $870,969
Ronda Rousey UFC 175: Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis $1,063,688
Ronda Rousey UFC 184: Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano $1,458,282
Ronda Rousey UFC 190: Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia $2,642,204 or $3,285,000
Ronda Rousey UFC 193: Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm $4,476,662 or $4,536,932
Ronda Rousey UFC 207: Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes $4,879,766 or $5,576,315
Jon Jones UFC 135: Jon Jones vs. Quinton Jackson $1,176,108
Jon Jones UFC 140: Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida $1,705,969
Jon Jones UFC 145: Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans $2,278,553
Jon Jones UFC 152: Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort $1,566,196
Jon Jones UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen $2,750,000 or $1,244,460
Jon Jones UFC 165: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 1 $1,173,560
Jon Jones UFC 172: Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira $1,237,880
Jon Jones UFC 182: Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier 1 $3,637,500
Jon Jones UFC 197: Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux $2,677,530
Anderson Silva UFC 126: Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort $2,506,034
Anderson Silva UFC 134: Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami $2,000,000
Anderson Silva UFC 148: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen $2,825,000
Anderson Silva UFC 153: Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar $2,000,000
Anderson Silva UFC 162: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman 1 $3,222,253
Anderson Silva UFC 168: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman 2 $4,374,326
Anderson Silva UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz $3,429,082
Anderson Silva UFC London: Anderson Silva vs. Michael Bisping $3,250,000
Anderson Silva UFC 200: Anderson Silva vs. Daniel Cormier $4,208,675
Georges St-Pierre UFC 129: Georges St-Pierre vs. Jake Shields $4,314,289
Georges St-Pierre UFC 154: Georges St-Pierre vs. Carlos Condit $3,197,908
Georges St-Pierre UFC 158: Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz $4,116,690
Georges St-Pierre UFC 167: Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks $3,555,344
Randy Couture UFC 129: Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida $1,833,000
BJ Penn UFC 127: BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch $400,000
BJ Penn UFC 137: BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz $475,000
BJ Penn UFC Seattle: BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald $250,000
BJ Penn The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale: BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar $136,000 or $275,000
Jose Aldo UFC 169: Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas $250,000
Jose Aldo UFC 179: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2 $350,000
Jose Aldo UFC 194: Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor $2,377,699
CM Punk UFC 203: CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall $1,042,736

Please note that some entries have a range of amounts, which may depend on various factors such as bonuses, disclosed pay, etc.

The document was initially revealed by Bloody elbow but is available on pacer for a small fee.