Conor McGregor is scheduled to get back into the action in the New Year and headline UFC 257 with the fight against old rival Dustin Poirier.UFC 257 is scheduled on Saturday, January 23, 2023, at the UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, or if not there it will be held in UFC APEX Center in Las Vegas. Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 purse payouts are based on their UFC contract.
The Notorious’ last hit the octagon against Donald Cerrone, McGregor made his return by winning the match in just 40 seconds after his dramatic defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Connor prepares for his Octagon Return, despite having retired for the third time earlier this year. Dustin ‘ The Diamond’ also lost to Khabib last year, but he’s won some major wins since he lost to McGregor. They both look forward to their rematch after McGregor won UFC 178 in the first round of the TKO in 2014.
UFC 257: Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor Details
- Date: Saturday, January 23, 2023
- Time: 3.00 am (main card)
- Weight class – Lightweight
- Venue: UFC’s Fight Island, Abu Dhabi / Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
- Conor McGregor MMA Record: 22-4 and 19 by KOs
- Dustin Poirer MMA Record: 26-6-0 and 12 by KOs
Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 Purse Payouts
McGregor is going to pocket his career’s best $5 million purses as he takes an octagon versus Poirier for a rematch. Poirier will also make his career’s highest $1 million guaranteed purse that is significantly higher than his previous best of only $370,000.
Conor McGregor was paid a disclosed purse payout of $3 million against Khabib and most recently he earned a disclosed purse of $3.5 million. However, his real earnings from the PPV fight are far higher given his tier-based PPV contract with UFC, where he gets the cut.
McGregor vs Poirier 2 Purse Payouts (PPV UFC Fight)
|Opponents||Guaranteed Payouts||PPV Share||After PPV Bonus money|
|Conor McGregor||$5 million||60%||$20 million|
|Dustin Poirier||$1 million||40%||$6 million|
Dustin Poirier has been in the UFC circuit since 2011 and has won a cumulative total of $2.9 million in 32 fights. Almost half of it would be cleared in only one fight against McGregor, and it could potentially double if PPV figures are better than anticipated.
For the Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirer 2 PPV event, UFC has not revealed the actual fight purse but they and most of the Payouts depend on PPV numbers.
So we can only rely on information from other media outlets that have claimed that McGregor cleared some $20 million of his fight against Khabib and another $15 million against Cowboy. Watch Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 live streaming online on ESPN Plus app.