The ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor is among the biggest stars in combat sports. His achievements and journey inspire millions of fight fans around the world. Coming from the streets of Dublin, it did not take long for McGregor to get noticed by the UFC.
McGregor’s journey in the UFC is nothing but a fairy tale. He dominated the featherweight division by beating the featherweight king, Jose Aldo, in 13 seconds. Moreover, he became the first “Double Champion” of UFC history by beating Eddie Alvarez.
Additionally, McGregor crossed the MMA boundary and fought the greatest boxer of this generation, Floyd Mayweather. The Irishman made a whopping $30 million in this fight.
Conor McGregor has fought in three distinct divisions in the UFC. He became the featherweight champion by beating former champion, Jose Aldo. Furthermore, he became the lightweight champion by beating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.
‘Notorious’ has won in three different divisions. Other than featherweight and lightweight, McGregor has also fought at welterweight against Nate Diaz at and Donald Cerrone.
The list of Conor McGregor’s controversies is almost endless. Months before his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor attacked a bus in which Khabib was traveling along with other fighters. Post-fight, McGregor was involved in a brawl with Nurmagomedov’s teammate.
Besides that, Conor also attacked referee Marc Goddard at a Bellator event. Also, he has stomped on a fan’s phone before walking away with it. Moreover, he punched an old man at a bar. More famously, he threw Monster Energy cans at Nate Diaz during a press conference.
McGregor had retired for the second time on March 25, 2019. Fortunately, he found the motivation to return to the cage. In January 2020, he fought Donald Cerrone. It took him only 40 seconds to dispose of the old ‘Cowboy’. Although he had planned a quick turnaround, his plans failed to materialize. As a result, McGregor retired on June 6, 2020.
But it is noteworthy that McGregor had retired once before. This will be the third time he has done it. As a result, many fans expect him to return to MMA, eventually.
Conor McGregor is the highest-paid athlete in the UFC. The Irishman has made over $15,082,000 in the UFC alone. This does not include undisclosed bonuses or sponsorships. Conor made $3,090,000 against Eddie Alvarez, his highest paycheck in the company.
If we were to include his earnings from the Floyd Mayweather fight, McGregor has earned over $39,542,000 in his combat sports career.
‘Notorious’ has a net worth of $120 million.
Conor McGregor is easily among the wealthiest mixed martial artists. He has huge endorsement deals and tie-ups with Monster Energy, Reebok, Beats Electronics, Burger King, Anheuser-Busch InBev, and Budweiser. Additionally, McGregor has his clothing line, August McGregor, and his whiskey brand, Proper No.12.
Leaving aside the controversies, Conor McGregor has done a lot of charity work for his community. He donated £773,000 to first responders following the success of his whiskey brand. Moreover, McGregor also gave away €50,000 to help the homeless people of Ireland.
In May 2020, McGregor donated £1.3 million worth of PPE to Irish hospitals to fight the battle against the Coronavirus. Additionally, McGregor has also inspired several fans — including a disabled man — to turn their lives around.
|Weight/ Division||170 lbs (Welterweight) 155 lbs (Lightweight)|
|Active Win Streak||1|
|Wins by Stoppage (Submissions & KO/TKO)||20 (19 KO/TKO & 1 Submission)|
|Estimated Net Worth||$120 million|
|Endorsements||Monster Energy, Reebok, Beats Electronics, Burger King, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Budweiser|
|Kids||2 Conor Jack McGregor Jr. & Croia McGregor|