McGregor vs Poirier prize money: How much does the winner earn from UFC 257 victory?

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Conor McGregor faces a tough test against Dustin Poirier on Saturday night, when the pair come face-to-face in the UFC Octogan on Fight Island, in Abu Dhabi. How much will the winner earn for the UFC 257 main event?

McGregor has predicted an early knockout when he faces Poirier on Saturday night.

The Notorious needed just 40 seconds to beat Donald Cerrone in his last fight, 12 months ago.

McGregor caught Cerrone with a high left-kick, and the American could only manage to survive in the fight for another few seconds.

The Irishman expects the fight against Poirier to follow a similar theme, although he’ll know that he’ll have to be at his very best to secure victory.

Poirier goes into the fight in excellent form, having most recently beaten Dan Hooker.

The Diamond has won 26 fights in his professional career, having only lost six.

This also won’t be the first time that Poirier and McGregor will meet in the Octagon.

McGregor beat Poirier back in September 2014, with the fight lasting just one minute and 46 seconds.

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McGregor vs Poirier prize money

McGregor will be earning £3.7million ($5m) from the fight against Poirier, according to the Independent.

Poirier, meanwhile, has been handed a disclosed purse of just £730,000 ($1m).

Both fighters will also be earning a share of the pay-per-view earnings.

The share of the PPV earnings hasn’t been disclosed, but it’s expected that McGregor will have the larger portion.

McGregor is the most financially successful UFC star in history, according to the latest Forbes Celebrity 100 list for 2020.

He is estimated to be worth £35m ($48m), while he was also the 16th highest-paid athlete last year.

McGregor only fought once in the whole of 2020; his first-round victory over Cerrone in January.

He earned around £23m ($32m) in prize winnings, while also gaining £12m ($16m) in sponsorship deals.

Connor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier [GETTY Images]


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Dustin Poirier 12/5

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UFC 257 will be exclusively broadcast by BT Sport Box Office in the UK.

It’s a PPV event, and it will cost the audience £19.95 to tune in.

You can live stream the fight by visiting and paying for the event.

The fight will then be available to live stream on a computer with a website link, or via the BT Sport Box Office app.

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