Conor McGregor is an Irish professional MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter. The Irishman’s rise to stardom is one of the most astonishing as he went from being a plumber to one of the biggest sports stars in the world. McGregor joined boxing class in his hometown Crumlin, Dublin at the age of 12. Soon after he started training with future UFC fighter Tom Egan. After training in a variety of MMA disciplines he had his first in 2007 at 18 years old.
In 2018 McGregor, nicknamed “The Notorious”, signed with Cage Warriors which is one of the biggest MMA promotions in Europe. At Cage Warriors, he won featherweight and lightweight championships which he would vacate after singing with UFC.
What is Conor McGregor’s Net Worth?
As of 2017, Forbes put McGregor’s net worth at $34 million and in that post, it mentions that he made $27 million from his UFC fight purses and $7 million in earnings from endorsements and sponsorships. Forbes places him at 24th among highest-paid athlete. But that Forbes earning doesn’t take into consideration his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.
Conor McGregor net worth: $85 Million
Conor reportedly earned an estimated $75 million – $100 million (via celebritynetworth.com) from its fight with Mayweather which puts his net worth close to $100 million. On the fun side, Mayweather once made fun of his opponent by sharing a screenshot from a website which puts Mayweather net worth at $650 million and McGregor’s net worth at $2.5 million.
Before you ask for $25M, be worth more than $25M. You have the “2” and the “5” right but you meant to say $2.5M not $25M. pic.twitter.com/07vaWF0hen
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) January 19, 2017
Conor McGregor Career Earnings
McGregor UFC career earnings started with as low as $24,000 per fight on UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Sonnen. His earnings started to increase as he beat one fighter after another. He pocketed $1.09 million, $3.09 million, and $3.59 million in his last three MMA fights at UFC 196, UFC 202, and UFC 205 respectively. (via thesportsdaily.com).
UPDATE: Conor McGregor’s earnings from UFC 229 is $3 million (no win bonus).
|No.||Event||Opponent||Date||Purse Money Bonus|
|1||UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs Latifi||Marcus Brimage||6 April 2013||$76,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $60,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)|
|2||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Sonnen||Max Holloway||17 August 2013||$24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)|
|3||UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs Brandao||Diego Brandao||19 July 2014||$82,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)|
|4||UFC 178||Dustin Poirier||27 September 2014||$200,000 ($75,000 to show, $75,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)|
|5||UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs Siver||Dennis Siver||18 January 2015||$220,000 ($85,000 to show, $85,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)|
|6||UFC 189||Chad Mendes||11 July 2015||$580,000 ($500,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship)|
|7||UFC 194||Jose Aldo||12 December 2015||$590,000 ($500,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)|
|8||UFC 196||Nate Diaz||5 March 2016||$1,090,000 ($1,000,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)|
|9||UFC 202||Nate Diaz||20 August 2016||$3,090,000 ($3,000,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)|
|10||UFC 205||Eddie Alvarez||12 November 2016||$3,590,000 ($3,500,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)|
|11||UFC 229||Khabib Nurmagomedov||6 October 2018||$3,030,000 ($3,000,000 to show, $30,000 fight week incentive pay)|
Total UFC Career Earnings: $9,542,000
Conor McGregor never shied to show off his wealth. Check out this twitter post of him holding a phone made of cash.
Hello id like to order some competition please I don’t have any pic.twitter.com/cocgW4uwsb
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 23, 2016
|1||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||26 August 2017||$30,000,000|
Total Boxing Career Earnings: $30,000,000
Total Career Earnings: $39,542,000
Conor McGregor’s Personal Life
Since 2008 McGregor is in a relationship with his girlfriend Dee Devlin. He said what keeps him going during his brutal training regimes is his girlfriend. McGregor said following about his girlfriend
My girlfriend worked very hard throughout the years and stuck by me when I had essentially absolutely nothing.
I only had a dream that I was telling her.
For me to be able to take her out of work, give her everything she’s ever wanted and to travel the world with her fills me with pride. It keeps me going.
They both had a child together, Conor Jack McGregor Jr., who was born on 5th May 2017. Check this Instagram photo of Conor McGregor’s family.
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