$200M Star Conor McGregor Takes a Hit as $6.6M Worth List Starring Dwayne Johnson & LeBron James Snubs Him Out of Top 10

Published 08/16/2022, 10:45 AM EDT
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 21: Conor McGregor is seen during the 75th annual Cannes film festival on May 21, 2022 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/GC Images)

For the past few years, Conor McGregor has dominated the highest-paid sports athletes charts. McGregor’s Social Media accounts have often featured as one of the most valuable accounts in the world of sports. However, this year, The Irishman has missed out on the list of the top ten highest-paid sports personalities, when it comes to social media posts.

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While McGregor can still garner up quite a sum, by posting a couple of sponsored posts on any one of his pages, his price does not seem to hold the same value that it used to. Conor McGregor currently brings in around $149,000 for every sponsored post. While that number is astounding, it is not enough to put ‘The Notorious’ on the top ten list.

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Athletes who edged out Conor McGregor

Familiar names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are at the top of the charts, who earn $2 million and 1 million, respectively, for each post.

Former WWE Superstar, turned actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson shares the number 2 spot with the Argentine Footballer. The 50-year-old is earning roughly around $1 million per post.

Indian Cricket sensation, Virat Kohli, is currently the fourth highest earner on the list. The former Indian Captain makes close to 700,000 per post.

The rest of the list is sprinkled with a few other recognizable names like David Beckham, LeBron James, and Neymar Jr.

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The Irishman misses out on the top ten by some margin. Although this would not be a concern for McGregor, as he knows that his numbers will definitely surge if he was to make his UFC return soon.

Conor McGregor’s last UFC bout took place over a year ago, at UFC 264. Despite his successive loss to Dustin Poirier, the Pay-per-view managed to top the UFC numbers for the year.

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Conor McGregor is still a force to be reckoned with in terms of his financial earnings, and he knows that the Pay-per-view numbers for his return fight will continue to be staggering. Do you think that ‘The Notorious’ will be stepping into the Octagon this year? Who do you think McGregor’s return fight should be? Let us know down in the comments.

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Amitya Vijay Soni

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Amitya Soni is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature, Amitya is looking to combine his passion for writing with his love for MMA. He plans to use his flair for writing to help look past the violence of Combat Sports and aims to unravel its intricacies and nuances.

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