CONOR MCGREGOR is set to take home a guaranteed £2.2million ($3m) for his latest foray into the octagon.
The Irishman will make his long-awaited return on Saturday night in the main event of UFC 257 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
McGregor will be welcomed back to the cage by former featherweight rival Dustin Poirier, who he knocked out six years ago at UFC 178.
And the Irishman's guaranteed purse for the fight is expected to be TWENTY times what the former interim lightweight champion will take home.
Fan favourite Poirier took home a guaranteed £110,714 ($150,000) for his last outing, a gruelling five-round war with Dan Hooker.
That sum is just a mere drop in the ocean compared to McGregor's guaranteed purse for his UFC 246 showdown with Donald Cerrone last January, which he received a cool £2.2m for.
Both men's total earnings for their dust-up in the desert, however, will be significantly larger when their respective cuts of the pay-per-view buys are factored in.
Check out the lightweight title contender's most recent purses below:
Conor McGregor's last three guaranteed purses
UFC 246: McGregor vs Cowboy – McGregor def. Cowboy via TKO (Round 1) – £2,364,000 ($3million at the time)
UFC 229: Khabib vs McGregor – Nurmagomedov def. McGregor via submission (Round 4) – £2,432,000 ($3million at the time)
UFC 205: Alvarez vs McGregor – Def. Eddie Alvarez via TKO (Round 2) – £2,391,000 ($3million at the time)
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Dustin Poirier's last three guaranteed purses
UFC on ESPN 12: Poirier vs Hooker – Poirier def. Hooker via unanimous decision (£110,714.25 ($150,000)
UFC 242: Khabib vs Poirier – Nurmagomedov def. Poirier via submission (Round 3) – £184,671 ($250,000)
UFC 236: Holloway vs Poirier – Poirier def. Holloway via unanimous decision – £184,671 ($250,000)
Poirier, 32, recently revealed he's signed a new eight-fight contract with the UFC, where he intends to see out his career.
The new deal could've seen The Diamond receive a bump in pay, although he's yet to disclose if he's in a better place financially.
According to reports, the American is set to take home £738,665 ($1m) for his rematch with The Notorious.
But neither Poirier nor the UFC have confirmed that will be the case.
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