‘I Applaud You My Friend’- Conor Mcgregor Sends a Message to Billionaire Richard Branson on His Successful Maiden Space Voyage

Published 07/13/2021, 12:04 AM EDT


Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos are two billionaires leading the race for space tourism. Branson successfully completed his voyage to outer space along with five other people in what is a historic moment for both the Virgin group, Branson himself, and space tourism. His rocket plane known as unity reached a height of 53 miles, after which it safely descended back down to earth. 

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This has been a long time coming for Branson who initially set out with the idea of space travel in 2004 and aimed to get it done by 2007. However,  repeated delays meant a 17-year wait before Branson could realize his long-time dream. 

Branson labeled the voyage a “experience of a lifetime”. He further went on to add, “I have dreamt of this moment since I was a kid, but honestly nothing can prepare you for the view of Earth from space. The whole thing was just magical”

Conor McGregor, who once shared a stage with Branson in an interactive Q&A in front of a live audience took to Twitter to congratulate his friend. He said, “To the space pioneer who showed what determination and imagination can do! I applaud you my friend!”

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Is Conor McGregor on track to join an elite group of sports billionaires?

Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Floyd Mayweather have one thing in common. Other than being amongst the greatest to have ever played their respective sports, they are also four of the only sports billionaires in the world. Mega paydays in their respective fields along with successful business ventures has meant unprecedented financial success for all four men. 

McGregor is without a doubt the highest-paid athlete in his sport. He has leveraged his fame well to start businesses such as clothing, liquor, etc which have served him well. ‘The Notorious’ topped the list as the highest-paid athlete this year. He reckons that he will achieve billionaire status by the time he is 35. Thus far, Mystic Mac has been spot on in almost all his predictions. It will be interesting to see if he gets this one right as well. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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