Nate Diaz returned to the cage for the first time since 2016 this past weekend, and his disclosed purse for his bout with Anthony Pettis, was much smaller than what he made in his fight prior.

Diaz’s first bout since his rematch with Conor McGregor

Yes, Diaz fought for the first time in three years at UFC 241 on Saturday, and he earned a decision win over Pettis. Diaz hadn’t competed since his August, 2016 rematch with McGregor, for which he earned a guaranteed $2 million payout, not including pay-per-view dividends.

That bout saw Diaz lose via majority decision, and it followed his submission win over McGregor earlier that same year.

UFC 241 fighter purses

Well, the California Commission has released the fighter purses that were disclosed to the organization by the UFC. Diaz reportedly earned $250,000 for his win over Pettis. Now, that doesn’t include any additional money Diaz may have made due to PPV sales, etc. But, it’s safe to say his payout was much, much lower than what he earned for his rematch with McGregor – one of the biggest fights in MMA history.

Stipe Miocic, who, stopped Daniel Cormier in the headliner of UFC 241, led the way with a guaranteed, $750,000 check. Cormier made at least $500K for the fight.

Here is a complete list of the fighter purses for UFC 241 (via MMA Mania):

Stipe Miocic: $750,000 (no win bonus)
def. Daniel Cormier: $500,000

Nate Diaz $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. Anthony Pettis: $155,000

Paulo Costa $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
def. Yoel Romero: $150,000

Sodiq Yusuff $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Gabriel Benitez: $40,000

Derek Brunson $190,000 (includes $95,000 win bonus)
def. Ian Heinisch: $25,000

Khama Worthy $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Devonte Smith: $23,000

Cory Sandhagen $154,000 (includes $77,000 win bonus)
def. Raphael Assuncao: $79,000

Drakkar Klose $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Christos Giagos: $28,000

Casey Kenney $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Manny Bermudez: $20,000

Hannah Cifers $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Jodie Esquibel: $10,000

Kyung Ho Kang $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
def. Brandon Davis: $21,000

Sabina Mazo $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Shana Dobson: $12,000

UFC 241 took place in Anaheim, California.

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