|Former UFC titles||Lightweight, featherweight|
|next fight||remains to be seen|
|birth date||July 14, 1988 (34 years old)|
|Born in||Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland|
|Marital status||dating Dee Devlin (since 2008)|
|Profession||MMA fighter, athlete, UFC fighter, advertising star|
|Full name||Conor Anthony McGregor|
|Children||3 (Conor Jack Jr Croia, Rian)|
How much money does Conor McGregor have?
Conor McGregor has already earned incredible sums in his UFC career and is one of the top earners in his industry. The athletic Irishman received most of his income as a salary from the UFC. Because the pay-per-view concept also pays off for the athletes. But the former UFC champion also enjoys a luxurious lifestyle and loves expensive cars. He now also offers his own training program and his “Proper No. 12” whisky, which will bring him further income after his career. Conor McGregor’s fortune is estimated at around 165 million euros .
The fact that the charismatic man from Ireland was one of the top earners in the UFC is therefore more than a mere assertion. Because the US Forbes Magazine has also confirmed that Conor Anthony McGregor was one of the 100 best paid athletes in the world. The sponsorship money that has been flushed into the coffers of the MMA fighter in recent months and years is also impressive. After all, the sportsman has signed extremely lucrative contracts with the following companies, which continue to increase wealth:
- Monster Energy
- Bud Light
- Electronic Arts (EA)
End of Conor McGregor’s career?
Will Conor get back into the Octagon and fight a UFC fight again? He said yes for a long time, but under conditions that should guarantee him millions in the long term. On September 20, 2018 he signed the million dollar deal with UFC President Dana White. The deal should include a total of 6 fights. The first fight took place on October 6, 2018 (UFC 229) in Las Vegas against Khabib Nurmagomedov. The whiskey brand “Proper No. 12” was an integral part of the original deal. The second fight was against Donald Cerrone on January 19, 2020 at UFC246 in Las Vegas. The last spectacle so far took place on January 24, 2021 (UFC257) against Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi, where he suffered a defeat. The rematch was supposed to take place on July 10, 2021 in the third fight against Poirier (UFC264), but Conor broke his ankle in the fight and lost again. Will he come back to the big stage again?
Million fortunes with Proper No 12 Whiskey
Conor McGregor founded the whiskey brand “Proper No 12” under the company “Eire Born Spirits” in 2018 with his manager Audie Attar and investor Ken Austin. Through aggressive promotions centered around himself, McGregor has built a multi-million dollar brand in the spirits sector. The spirits giant Proximo Spirits, which was on board from the start with a 20% stake, increased its stake to 49% in 2020 and took over the majority in the company in 2021. Overall, there is said to have been a buyout of 600 million US dollars in several tranches. The three founders should continue to hold small shares and all earn a fortune.
How Much Did Conor McGregor Earn From His UFC Fights?
The top stars in the UFC earn really considerable sums , thanks in part to their president , Dana White . Conor was paid anything but badly for his last fights. Here, however, it is essential to remember that sponsorship income and, above all, the very lucrative pay-per-view income are on top of that. The income or earnings from the pay-per-view sales was over 20,000,000 US dollars in the last fights. Against Nurmagomedov it is even assumed that Conor should have earned up to 50 million US dollars through PPV. The fight against Cerrone is said to have exceeded these numbers again. So the PPV earnings from the fights make up a large part of his incredible net worth .
Here’s what Conor McGregor earned in his fights throughout his UFC career:
- 7/10/2021: UFC 264 vs. Dustin Poirier III: $3,000,000 – lost
- 01/24/2021: UFC 257 vs. Dustin Poirier II: $5,000,000 + $50,000 bonus – lost
- 01/19/2020 UFC 246 vs Donald Cerrone: $5,000,000 + $50,000 bonus – won
- 2018-10-06: UFC 229 vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov: $3,000,000 – lost
- 11/21/2016: UFC 205 vs. Eddie Alvarez: $3,590,000 + $50,000 bonus – won
- 08/20/2016: UFC 202 vs. Nate Diaz: $3,000,000+ $50,000 bonus – won
- 03/05/2016: UFC 196 vs. Nate Diaz: $1,000,000 + $50,000 bonus – lost
- 12/12/2015: UFC 194 vs. José Aldo: $500,000 + $50,000 bonus – won
- 07/11/2015: UFC 189 vs. Chad Mendes: $500,000 + $50,000 bonus – won
- 01/18/2015: UFC Fight Night 59 vs. Dennis Siver: $170,000 + $50,000 bonus – won
- 9/12/2014: UFC 178 vs. Dustin Poirier I: $150,000 + $50,000 bonus – won
- 07/19/2014: UFC Fight Night 46 vs. Diego Brandão: $32,000 + $50,000 bonus – won
- 06/17/2013: UFC Fight Night 26 vs. Max Holloway: $24,000 – won
- 4/6/2013: UFC on Fuel TV 9 vs. Marcus Brimage: $16,000 + $60,000 bonus – won
It was a fortune: Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather
The date of his life: On August 26, 2017, there was a big showdown between Conor McGregor and former world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather . At the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the UFC champion put on his boxing gloves and fought in a discipline that was not quite what he was used to. He faced none other than the undefeated “Money” Mayweather in an official boxing match. More than a year before the fight, there was a lot of discussion and arguments about money. The fight went down in history, as sportingly worthless as the event seemed money-wise.
Neither fighter went home for less than $100 million . Mayweather alone received $100 million in appearance money, McGregor “only” $75 million. However, based on previous forecasts with pay-per-view sales, it will rain a lot more money. McGregor is projected to earn up to $127 million . Money’s share could climb to as much as $400 million. Exact numbers will be announced first.
If you wanted to buy tickets for the event, you had to put a lot of money on the table. $2,123 was the cheapest ticket for the fight, going up to $91,540 if you want a front row seat. Crazy sums for a crazy fight.
Conor McGregor definitely likes expensive luxury cars. His garage is full of pretty hot cars:
- Mercedes Benz S500
- Cadillac Escalade
- BMW i8
- BMW 730M Sport
- Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
- Lamborghini Huracan Avio
- Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
- Rolls Royce Ghost
- Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
The career of a UFC millionaire
Conor McGregor dreamed a rather improbable American dream early on, and he has his sister to thank for fulfilling it. After all, it was she who introduced him to the book, ” The Secret ,” which was hugely popular in 2006. This book was about, among other things, using the power of your own thoughts in order to achieve your own goals and make dreams and wishes come true. The Irishman soon harnessed the power of his mind and began to focus on ever greater successes for himself.
While some might say it’s all hocus-pocus, the UFC man from Ireland has recently proved he’s hard to stop. Conor’s first great love wasn’t fighting at all, but football, which is the case for many children in Ireland. After his family moved from England to Ireland and Conor found it difficult to connect there, he discovered his love for kickboxing , which quickly meant more to him than football. He was fascinated by the high-energy contact sport and started to set bigger and bigger goals.
At school, however, the later MMA millionaire was not able to shine with great achievements, so he began training early. He only had a limited amount of time to fight. But Conor McGregor knew how to use every free minute to get a little closer to his goal. Although no Irishman had made it before him, he wanted to become an MMA millionaire. He cheekily announced this to his father, who could only shake his head at his son. Conor had only made a mistake with the year. Although the athlete would have liked to have been a millionaire by the age of 25 , he only achieved this feat a year later at the age of 26. From then on he steadily increased his fortune.
He’s even managed to become the first UFC champ to win two titles at once (lightweight + featherweight). However, both titles were revoked because Conor did not defend them due to the long break and the boxing match against Floyd Mayweather.
That would change at UFC 229 (October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas) where Conor faced Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight championship. However, Conor had to give up in the fourth round and thus lost further title chances for the time being. The last two fights against Dustin Poirier (II+III) took place on January 24th, 2021 and July 10th, 2021. The Irishman had to admit defeat in both.