UFC has seen many superstars over the years starting from Chuck Liddell to Israel Adesanya. However, only some fighters have been able to cause a revolution. Ronda Rousey was one of them. When she stormed into a sport and became a global superstar. And same goes for Brock Lesnar who became a huge attraction upon his arrival into MMA. But nobody has even come close to the feat achieved by Conor McGregor.
He came into the UFC not to take part, but take over and he sure did. His meteoric rise in the organization caused the Irish invasion that filled Irish fans in the arena whenever there was a Conor fight. In a short span, Conor became the highest pain mixed martial artist of all time bringing in revenue that was never seen before in the organization’s history.
However, the sport has changed a lot during the time Conor was away from the sport. Stars such as Khabib Nurmagomedov has risen to the occasion and grabbed a chunk of the fan base in the MMA world. But are they even close to beating Conor McGregor when it comes to numbers?
Career Earning of Conor McGregor
Well, surprisingly nobody is even close to the Notorious One when it comes to career earnings. In a recent report by Hardcord, Conor leads the list of fighters with the highest-earning in the history of UFC with $12,022,000. it’s to be noted that the pay per view percentage, a fighter gets when he main events the card is not included in this report. And considering Conor was the main event in some of the biggest PPVs in UFC history, the number can go much higher if PPV points are counted.
Is Khabib Nurmagomedov Close to Beating Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor’s rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov sits on 3rd position with a cumulative earning of $8,680,200. Khabib Nurmagomedov got a lucrative deal for defending the lightweight title against Conor McGregor in the biggest PPV of UFC’s history.
UFC Veteran, Donald Cerrone Makes the Top 10
Conor McGregor makes his much-anticipated return to the octagon in UFC 246 against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. If you consider both fighters’ resumes this is a close fight, but when it comes to numbers Conor dwarfs Cerrone who sits at number 9 with a career earning of $5,935,200.
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