How much is Conor McGregor's net worth?
Conor McGregor is the clear-cut biggest star that the UFC and mixed martial arts have seen. From the beginning of his UFC career, McGregor's persona and fighting ability combined pointed towards MMA stardom. McGregor brought eyes and ears to the sport. Here was a character who could verbally punish opponents almost better than he can in the Octagon, which by itself is a nightmare for a lot of fighters.
But that star power comes with a price. Most fans know that "The Notorious" cashed in big time on all the hard work that took him from being a plumber's apprentice in Dublin, Ireland, to one of the most polarizing figures in sports and pop culture. According to Celebritynetworth.com, McGregor's net worth is $200 million as of 2023. To say that McGregor is the UFC's biggest cash cow is a complete understatement.
McGregor's biggest paydays
Before his bout against Nate Diaz in 2016, both men appeared on CNBC to promote UFC 196. When host Jane Wells foreshadowed conversations about money, McGregor quickly interrupted by saying, "I'll take over from here, Nate. You can bounce." McGregor was the 35th highest-paid athlete in 2022, according to Forbes. A recent study from Sportico shows that McGregor is the 33rd highest-paid athlete of all time and the lone MMA fighter on the top 50 list.
McGregor's biggest payday came when he crossed over to boxing and challenged Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017. With guarantees, merchandise royalties, concessions, and bonuses combined, McGregor earned an estimated $100 million from the boxing fight.
As for his home sport of MMA, McGregor's highest payday in the UFC came in his grudge match against Hall-of-Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018, where McGregor earned an estimated $50 Million despite losing the bout.
Outside the cage, McGregor has other revenue streams with his businesses. McGregor's entrepreneurial ventures include Proper No. Twelve whiskey and McGregor Fast, a training program and clothing brand. McGregor has also recently ventured into the film business, as he is part of the upcoming Road House remake with Jake Gyllenhaal.
McGregor came a long way from making $8,000 to show and $8,000 to win. He is expected to return to action this year against Micheal Chandler, and both men are due for big paychecks.