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Conor McGregor's $3M purse for UFC 202 richest in MMA history

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Electric energy highlights Diaz-McGregor weigh-in (1:42)

Gilbert Melendez describes the energy onstage at the UFC 202 weigh-ins when Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor were separated by police. Melendez then breaks down what McGregor needs to do to avenge his March loss to Diaz. (1:42)

LAS VEGAS -- Conor McGregor will receive a $3 million purse for his rematch against Nate Diaz in UFC 202, the richest disclosed purse in MMA history.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed McGregor's landmark purse to ESPN.com. McGregor will fight Diaz in a welterweight rematch in the main event of Saturday's UFC 202 card in T-Mobile Arena.

At UFC 196 in March, McGregor became the first UFC athlete to ever receive a disclosed purse of $1 million. Former heavyweight champion and WWE star Brock Lesnar surpassed that record at UFC 200 last month with a disclosed purse of $2.5 million.

McGregor will reclaim the distinction with this payday.

Diaz (19-10), who submitted McGregor in the second round of their first meeting, will make $2 million in disclosed pay.

Although the UFC does not disclose financial terms of its contracts, McGregor and Diaz are both likely to make much more in undisclosed pay-per-view bonuses.