How Much Did Jorge Masvidal Make at UFC 244 Against Nate Diaz?

The fight game’s an unforgiving sport, just ask Conor McGregor about the memes that cropped up after his definitive loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov. While there are tons of fighters out there who claim to be “the baddest” or “the best,” very rarely do people live up to that hype or persona that they portray to the world. Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal do, which is probably why a special “BMF” belt was made for their UFC 244 bout, which earned both the organization, and the fighters, a lot of money. But just how much did they make?

After Nate Diaz had an amazing showing against former UFC Lightweight Champion and perennial threat Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, he floated the idea of fighting Jorge Masvidal for the honor of earning the title of “Baddest Motherf—ker.” Masvidal, who was in attendance after delivering the fastest KO in UFC history against former Olympic wrestler and Bellator/One FC welterweight champ, Ben Askren, smiled and nodded, seemingly excited about this idea.

How much did Jorge Masvidal make at UFC 244 and what’s his net worth?

Often, the UFC will award performance bonuses to fighters for best knockout, best fight, best submission, etc., but Nate and Jorge, despite giving a barnburner of a fight, didn’t receive any performance-related bonuses.

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UFC 244 Doctor Stoppage controversy.

Jorge kept rocking Nate Diaz with left hooks and punches throughout their fight that caused some serious bleeding above the Stockton slugger’s right eye. The wound only grew during the fight and another cut formed beneath his eye. While the cut-men were able to keep his face intact for most of the fight, at the end of the 3rd round, a doctor came in to check Nate’s face.

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He waved off the fight and stopped it from going forward in order to protect Nate’s eye from being seriously damaged. Fans, including UFC President Dana White, were p—-d off, not to mention Nate Diaz himself who is one of the most durable fighters in the sport. However, after seeing the shape that Nate’s eye was in afterwards, many people reversed their opinion, and agreed that it was the right call.

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Although Jorge is blowing up in popularity now, longtime MMA fighters who are familiar with his bouts know that he’s one of the toughest competitors out there. He went five rounds with Nate’s older brother and MMA standout Gilbert Melendez under the Strikeforce banner and came up short, but ever since he dedicated himself to “ending” fights, he’s become a household name. 

Of course the question on everyone’s mind is when Jorge’s next fight will be. He’s floated the idea of fighting Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in a boxing match in his post-fight presser, but for now, he’s going to heal up some hand injuries and come back to fight in 2020.

That is, unless, the UFC wants him to fight either Colby Covington or Kamaru Usman as an alternate. According to Jorge though, that’ll cost the organization a lot of money. And I can’t blame the guy for demanding a lot of green. He’s currently the hottest star in MMA right now and he’s got some exciting fights to prove it.

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