ABU DHABI, united ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 21: Conor McGregor the Irelandinteracts v media during the UFC 257 push conference occasion inside EtihadArena on UFC struggle Island on January 21, 2021 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UnitedArab Emirates. (Photo through Jeff Bottari/Zuffa gmbh via Getty Images)

The reality that Conor McGregor is a rich guy is an understatement. The Irishman is the richest UFC fighter ever, period. And unlike most of the other fighters, he no dependent ~ above UFC fight earnings.

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Recently, the ‘Notorious’ one bagged the location of the highest-paid athlete in the world. His success even overshadowed that of football mavericks Lionel Messi and also Cristiano Ronaldo.

According come reports, the Irishman generated around $180 million in one year. Remarkably, only a small portion of that income has come via his UFC appearance. The ‘Notorious’ one made most of the income via sale of his proper 12 whiskey brand.

McGregor, in addition to co-founders Ken Austin and Audie Attar, marketed their majority stake the the whiskey brand, proper 12, to Proximo spirits in a whopping $600 million deal. Proximo spirits previously owned a 49% stake in the business.


Barrels the cash: Conor McGregor, team sell majority stake in whiskey for about $600M https://t.co/3KpgW2nc6W

— Marc Raimondi (
marc_raimondi) April 27, 2021


Ken Austin had actually revealed the the sum contained $250 million in profit, deserve in the two years since the start of the brand. Shanken News everyday had an initial released the news the was later shown by Marc Raimondi of ESPN.

Proximo soul CEO Mike Keyes, while speak to Shanken News, told that McGregor’s popularity to be the reason the brand was so successful.

“It’s difficult to predict exactly how long the going come take, however I’m looking at a million cases and also saying it is a beginning point for this brand. Conor is very, really fixated top top this being a multi-million situation brand. Ns wouldn’t counting him out ever,” the said.

When Conor McGregor said Cristiano that he would be the number 1 payment athlete

McGregor once tested Cristiano that he will surpass him in the highest-paid rankings perform in 2016. The latter had visited him once he to be training for his second match against Nate Diaz.


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“You were number one ~ above the Forbes list. Ns was choose number 35 or something. I’ll get up. Maybe following year I’ll acquire you,” McGregor said the football ace.

To which, Ronaldo replied, “I nothing think so.”


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In 2016, Conor McGregor (
thenotoriousmma) made a prediction come Cristiano Ronaldo the he would one day record him ~ above the Forbes list. Today, Mystic Mac win again, as McGregor was named the highest-paid athlete in the world. Pic.twitter.com/SrqKBU1n8h

— The Mac Life (
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Well, no the next year, but McGregor eventually surpassed him this year. And also the reason for the is fairly simple. His re-publishing in the marketing of his whiskey brand, ideal 12.


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