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Conor McGregor Ranked As The World's Highest-Paid Athlete By Forbes In 2021

Conor McGregor Ranked As The World's Highest-Paid Athlete By Forbes In 2021

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Considered by many as one of the most marketable athletes in the history of combat sports, McGregor is ranked as the world's highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2021, earning a reported $180 million.

Conor McGregor topped the World’s Top-10 Highest-Paid Athletes in the World list whereby he pipped some of the most famous athletes including Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James and Lewis Hamilton.

According to Forbes, The ten highest-paid athletes in the world took home pretax gross earnings of $1.05 billion during the past 12 months, 28% more than last year’s top earners.

The combined haul falls just a few million short of the $1.06 billion record set in 2018, the 12-month window in which boxer Floyd Mayweather earned $285 million, almost all of it from his 2017 pay-per-view fight with Conor McGregor.

McGregor managed to top the list with a total of $180 million over the last 12 months; most of that comes from the recent sale of his majority stake in whiskey brand Proper No. Twelve to Proximo Spirits for $150 million.

onor McGregor’s appearance at UFC 257 in January wasn’t the victorious return he had expected for—Dustin Poirier thumped over McGregor in his first UFC fight since January 2020. The fight helped him collecting an estimated $22 million for his time.

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