CONOR MCGREGOR made a whopping £3.61million from his defeat to Dustin Poirier – five times the amount of his foe.
McGregor broke his left leg seconds before the end of the first round of his trilogy fight with Diamond, which was ruled a TKO loss.
Notorious started the fight well, landing a number of heavy kicks before jumping for a guillotine and being punished with ground and pound.
He left the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on a stretcher and underwent surgery on Sunday.
But despite his injuries and wounded pride, the 32-year-old still made a decent pay packet to help soften the blow of defeat.
McGregor pocketed a disclosed $5m for losing against Poirier.
Neither UFC or the Nevada State Athletic commission officially release fighter purses.
However, The Sports Daily reported McGregor made $5,011,000 from the bout.
That was $5m to just show up and $11k as fight week incentive pay.
That works out that the former lightweight champion actually earned £12,033 per second inside the octagon.
The report also released details regarding the pay of his rival Poirier.
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The American made $1,021,000 – £736,830 – from the fight.
That was a straight $1m to appear and another $21k as fight week incentive pay.
When Poirier defeated McGregor back at UFC 257 in January, Notorious banked $5 million despite his loss.
McGregor was named by Forbes back in May as the world's highest paid athlete for the past year
His opponent made a straight $1m – although these figures do not include revenue from pay-per-view earnings.
And that was down to him banking £16m in total for the January showdown with Poirier.
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