UFC superstar Conor McGregor had quite the profitable year back in 2017. Now it would appear that McGregor made it up to the top five of the Forbes’ “The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes” for 2017.
“Notorious” may have not competed inside the octagon in 2017, but the Ireland native did make his big boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr. for the payday of his career. The former multi-division UFC champion earned an estimated $100 million for his TKO loss inside the squared circle.
Forbes has since placed Conor McGregor at the No. 4 spot among 2017’s highest paid athletes. At No. 1, Floyd Mayweather managed to beat out “Notorious.”
Still, McGregor’s 13 impressive business ventures, which span from a promotional deal with Burger King to Monster Energy, have certainly made an impact on McGregor’s bottom line.
Here is Forbes statement on why McGregor made the list:
“McGregor banked an estimated $85 million for the fight, more than five times his previous top paycheck. The fight had 4.3 million PPV buys and generated more than $550 million in revenue. The Irishman signed a slew of deals over the past 12 months with the buzz around the Mayweather fight. His current partners are Burger King, Beats by Dre, Monster Energy, David August, BSN, Anheuser-Busch, HiSmile, and Betsafe. He also has a residency deal with the Wynn Las Vegas for all of his afterparties, and his digital properties, Conor McGregor FAST Program, MacMoji App, MacTalk App and the Mac Life, also generate cash.”