Forbes champ: Conor McGregor takes crown for highest paid athlete on Forbes’ list


Forbes champ: Conor McGregor takes crown for highest paid athlete on Forbes’ record

Former UFC featherweight and light-weight champion and present no. 6 ranked light-weight contender Conor McGregor added yet one more victory to his resume. 

This victory got here from exterior of the octagon, as he topped the 2021 challenge for Forbes’ record of highest paid athletes.

In whole, McGregor made a whopping quantity of $180 million inside the final 12 months, based on Forbes. 

The ‘Infamous’ one made $22 million in his TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in Jan. of this yr. Together with his light-weight rematch with Poirier being his solely struggle inside the final twelve months, the $22 million he made out of that struggle is simply what he raked in from competitors.

A majority of the earnings from his $180 million whole got here from McGregor’s latest majority stake sale of his whiskey firm Correct No. 12 to Proximo Spirits, which netted him $150 million.

With endorsements from sports activities betting big DraftKings, way of life model Roots of Battle and online game “Dystopia: Contest of Heroes”, McGregor made $158 million exterior of his profession in combined martial arts within the final yr. 

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With this feat, McGregor grew to become the third athlete together with golfer Tiger Woods and tennis star Roger Federer to earn greater than $70 million exterior of competitors (on this case, exterior of the octagon) in a calendar yr whereas nonetheless competing of their respective sport.

Whereas he continues to amass wins exterior of the octagon, the aggressive spirit in McGregor remains to be alive and properly. 

After struggling the primary TKO lack of his MMA profession at UFC 257, McGregor seems to redeem himself in a trilogy bout in opposition to no. 1 ranked light-weight Dustin Poirier on July 10 in the principle occasion of UFC 264.


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