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Conor McGregor becomes the only MMA fighter to rank among highest-paid athletes of all time


The UFC’s cash cow and richest fighter to ever enter the ring, Conor McGregor is without a doubt the biggest superstar to ever compete in MMA. The Notorious is the only mixed martial artist on the list of the top 50 highest-paid sportsmen in history, coming in at number 33.

The Irishman’s contribution to MMA as a sport cannot be underestimated. The UFC was catapulted to new heights by “The Notorious,” who boasted over 55 million social media followers and headlined five of the six highest-earning pay-per-view events in UFC history.

Conor McGregor earned $530 million throughout the course of his career, which has been increased to $615 million owing to inflation, according to a Sportico report. Tiger Woods came in second with $2.5 billion, trailing only Michael Jordan’s $3.3 billion lifetime earnings.

McGregor’s career earnings include the sum of his fight purses (including pay-per-view bonuses), the reported over $100 million he reportedly earned from his 2017 boxing extravaganza against Floyd Mayweather, and the sale of the majority of his Proper No.12 Whiskey brand to Proximo Spirits for about $600 million.

The success of “Road House” and his much awaited comeback fight with Michael Chandler later this year will help Conor McGregor financially.

Dana White on the recent altercation between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler on the set of TUF

Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler apparently fought while filming The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) in Las Vegas. Their relationship isn’t the best.
The Notorious will reprise his position as a coach on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter opposite Michael Chandler in his eagerly anticipated comeback. The two guys are anticipated to square off against one another in the octagon later this year, as has become custom.

Although many assumed Chandler would disregard McGregor’s antics, Dana White stated that once tempers flared, things moved quickly. The two coaches initially treated one another with respect, but last week the strain started to get to them and there were several physical fights.
Following Conor McGregor’s victory against Michael Chandler at UFC 285 last weekend, White provided specifics about what transpired:

“As things started to escalate between Chandler and Conor, which you’ll see on the show, they were both being very respectful of one another. Now, they don’t get along. A lot of crap happened on Friday. Quite a bit of s*** happened on Friday. Things like what just occurred weren’t supposed to happen.”

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