Conor McGregor is listed among the top 50 highest-paid athletes of all-time, sitting at No. 33 after reportedly earning $530 million during his career which is adjusted up to $615 million due to inflation.
Conor McGregor Named Among Top 50 Highest-Paid Athletes of All Time
After a decade in the UFC, Conor McGregor has amassed enough wealth to earn a spot on Sportico’s list of the top 50 highest-paid athletes of all time. He is the first and only MMA representative on the list, which also includes seven boxers. McGregor’s career earnings, combining fight purses and pay-per-view bonuses, reportedly total $530 million, adjusted up to $615 million due to inflation, placing him at No. 33 on the list.
The Irish superstar’s earnings also come from lucrative endorsement and sponsorship deals with companies such as Beats by Dre, Reebok, Monster Energy, and Burger King. In addition, McGregor’s Proper No. 12 whiskey brand, which he started in 2018, sold the majority stake to Proximo Spirits in a deal reportedly worth around $600 million. The former two-division UFC champion split the profits among his partners, earning him a significant paycheck.
While Mayweather, sitting at No. 8 overall, tops the list of boxers, other notable names such as Mike Tyson, Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya, and Canelo Alvarez also make an appearance. Topping the list overall is NBA legend Michael Jordan, with $3.3 billion in earnings thanks in part to his iconic 20-year shoe deal with Nike.
McGregor is expected to make another large payday when he returns to the Octagon to face Michael Chandler in an anticipated bout in 2023. As McGregor continues to cement his legacy in combat sports, it is clear that his business ventures off the mat are just as lucrative.