However, McGregor has made one thing crystal clear since reaching superstar status: he’ll only enter The Octagon if the price is right.
Based on the popularity of his UFC fights, Dana White is typically willing to pay him whatever it takes to get a deal done.
So, with the Irishman hauling in mountains of cash per fight, McGregor has become nothing less than filthy rich.
Conor McGregor’s MMA Career
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Conor McGregor, an Irish MMA fighter, made his UFC debut in 2013 and defeated Marcus Brimage via knockout. The rest, as they say, is history.
“The Notorious” then proceeded to win six consecutive fights, taking down the likes of Max Holloway, Dustin Poirier, Chad Mendes, and of course, Jose Aldo, over a two-year span to become the UFC Featherweight champ.
In 2016, McGregor suffered his first loss after being defeated via submission against Nate Diaz at UFC 196. The pair fought a rematch a few months later at UFC 202, and McGregor managed to win via majority decision.
McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez in late 2016 to earn the UFC Lightweight belt and make him the champion in two different weight classes.
The Dublin, Ireland native then fought in a hugely anticipated PPV boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in 2017, which saw McGregor earn a gargantuan payday, despite losing the fight.
He returned to The Octagon in 2018 for UFC 229, where he was bodied by Khabib Nurmagomedov in a wild display.
After not fighting at all in 2019, McGregor destroyed Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone just 40 seconds into the first round at a welterweight bout at UFC 246. He dismantled Cerrone with vicious strikes from his shoulder to earn the TKO.
His most recent bout was a rematch with UFC fighter Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 which saw McGregor falter in a second-round knockout in Abu Dhabi. McGregor’s next fight will be the trilogy matchup with Poirier on July 10, 2021 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The fight was confirmed by Dana White despite McGregor threatening to find an alternative opponent on social media after a dispute with Poirier.
Conor McGregor’s Net Worth
Conor McGregor’s ability to draw a crowd has made him an extremely wealthy man.
Per reports, McGregor has pocketed over $20 million in career earnings from the UFC, in addition to pay-per-view and fight incentives.
Additionally, McGregor has acquired a handful of prominent endorsement deals from companies including Burger King, Reebok, Beats by Dre, Monster Energy and EA.
He also created his own Irish whiskey brand, Proper No. 12.
According to Forbes, McGregor took home $48 million from earnings, incentives and endorsements in 2020, making him one of the world’s highest-paid athletes.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, McGregor boasts an estimated net worth of $120 million.