MMA fighter Conor McGregor is worth an estimated $200 million. There is a pre-tax profit projection of $200,000,000 from the sale of Conor’s whiskey business Proper No. Twelve in April 2021, as well as the $100 million he received from the fight against Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.
Currently, we estimate that he has earned $235 million from fighting. To see how much money Conor McGregor has made throughout the years, check out the table below. Conor earned $47 million between June 2018 and June 2019 in salary, purses, and endorsements.
|Net Worth:||$200 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 14, 1988 (33 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession:||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Nationality:||Republic of Ireland|
He was born in Crumlin, Ireland, on July 14, 1988. He excelled in sports as a kid, particularly soccer, but began boxing training at the age of 12. While still in high school, Conor began an apprenticeship in plumbing in 2006 at the age of 17. Tom Egan, a UFC fighter, introduced him to the sport through this work. As time went on, Egan and McGregor began to work out together as well.
John Kavanagh, the first Irish black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and his crew at SBG Ireland were McGregor’s initial training partners. He has also studied Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Capoeira, and Kickboxing prior to entering the professional MMA ring.
At the age of 18, Conor made his professional MMA debut. First-round TKO gave him the victory in his maiden match. Conor was on welfare in Ireland only a few weeks before his MMA debut and was receiving $235 per week in government aid.
The UFC announced in February 2013 that Conor McGregor has signed a multi-fight contract with them. Tom Egan was the first Republic of Ireland boxer to compete for the organisation at the time.
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When Conor McGregor made his UFC debut against Marcus Brimage on April 6, 2013, he was victorious by TKO in a little over a minute of the first round. McGregor’s victory also won him his first Knockout of the Night honor.
A wide-stance attacker, McGregor has evolved a broad range of additional combat techniques to succeed and ascend to the top ten. His rapid straight-arm left jab, according to some, is his most effective move. For a foreign-born UFC fighter, Conor McGregor had an incredible climb.
Conor McGregor’s Biggest UFC Paydays
After defeating Chad Mendes at UFC 189 on July 11, 2015, Conor made $5 million. It was believed that Conor McGregor won $12 million by beating Jose Aldo in 13 seconds on December 11th, 2015. As of March 5, 2016, Conor allegedly earned at least $10 million, and maybe as much as $15 million, for his fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 196 on March 5, 2016.
When he faced Nate Diaz again at UFC 202, he supposedly made $25 million. In his fight with Eddie Alvarez in November 2016, he made roughly $7 million. He made an estimated $50 million in October 2018 when he fought Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Floyd Mayweather Fight Earnings
Conor returned to the UFC on January 18, 2020, defeating Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. It was a record-breaking deal for the UFC at the time: Conor received $5 million for the bout. He’s hinted in interviews that his profits from the Cerrone bout may reach $80 million if Pay Per View sales go well. Cerrone had a $2 million payday waiting for him if he showed up.
Dustin Poirier defeated Conor McGregor on January 23, 2021. Again, $5 million was promised to Conor. The defeat against Khabib Nurmagomedov ended Conor’s chances of earning a large sum in the future.
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Against Floyd Mayweather, Conor made the jump from the MMA cage to the boxing ring on August 26, 2017. The bout drew in 4.3 million viewers, making it one of the most successful PPV events of all time. Between guarantees, product royalties, concessions, and incentives, Conor earned an estimated $100 million. After the Floyd bout, Conor had a net worth of $85 million if you calculate that he lost roughly 50% of his profits to taxes.
Additionally, Burger King, Beats by Dre, and Anheuser-Busch paid Conor over $14 million in endorsement fees between June 2017 and June 2018.
If (against all chances) Conor had defeated Mayweather, a rematch would have been set up and Conor might have won still another enormous sum. I don’t think it’s fair to believe that he might have demanded at least half of the proceeds from a future match. In theory, that would have amounted to a profit of $200-300 million dollars.
As of September 20, 2018, Conor has signed an eight-fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The specifics of the purchase have not been disclosed, but it is expected to be valued at least $200 million on the low end.
How much did Conor McGregor make in his first fight?
For an undisclosed fee, Conor McGregor fought his first opponent in Dublin in 2007. It would be an understatement to say that his UFC debut, on April 6, 2013, against Marcus Brimage, was everything than stellar. Additionally, he received an additional $60,000 in knockout money on top of his $8,000 entrance fee and $8,000 win bonus, for a grand total of $76,000.
How much is Conor McGregor paid per fight?
McGregor’s pay per fight in the UFC reportedly includes:
- $76,000 beating Marcus Brimage in 2013
- $24,000 beating Max Holloway in 2013
- $82,000 beating Diego Brandao in 2014
- $200,000 beating Dustin Poirier in 2014
- $220,000 beating Dennis Siver in 2015
- $580,000 beating Chad Mendes in 2015
- $590,000 beating Jose Aldo in 2015
- $1,090,000 losing to Nate Diaz in 2016
- $3,090,000 beating Diaz in 2016
- $3,090,000 beating Eddie Alvarez in 2016
- $3 million losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018
- $3,060,000 beating Donald Cerrone in 2020
- $5,011,000 losing to Dustin Poirier in 2021
- $5,011,000 losing to Dustin Poirier for the second time in 2021
Though he took home $5 million for his loss to Poirier, it cost him big future earnings because it meant he lost out on an opportunity to fight Nurmagomedov again.
How much is Conor McGregor’s whisky worth?
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In April 2021, Conor McGregor sold controlling ownership in Proper No. Twelve for $600 million. To put it another way, when we formed this firm with Proximo, we basically drew out, I’ll call it certain obstacles, that would allow them to purchase sections of the company over time,” Austin said to Shanken News Daily. Because of this, Proximo now owns a large portion of the company. McGregor promised to continue as a spokesman after those obstacles were overcome.
It was revealed on March 25, 2019, that Conor McGregor was planning to retire from mixed martial arts combat and focus solely on his new business initiatives, such as the Proper 12 whiskey brand. If he departs with $235 million in career earnings, he will have done his job well.
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