Does Conor McGregor Have Enough Money to Buy Manchester United?

Published 04/21/2021, 3:32 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor speaks to the media at the post fight press conference after his 13 second knockout victory over Jose Aldo in their featherweight championship fight during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Conor McGregor, the former UFC double champion, will enter the Octagon in a rematch with Dustin Poirier on 10th July. McGregor is already making the news on one or the other controversies.

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‘The Notorious’ one has got his name under the spotlight. Surrounding himself with controversy by giving yet another statement on Twitter. McGregor said “Hey guys, I’m thinking about buying Manchester United! What do you think?” 

The Irishman used to play football before he became a professional fighter. When he was a member of the Lourdes Celtic which is a football club from Crumlin.

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Conor McGregor also bought a grey United jersey when he was only 8 years old because he was a Manchester United fanboy. He idealized the Irish football legend, Denis Irwin and Roy Keane.

McGregor tells “I was attracted to the success and winning mentality of the club and people surrounded by United. Irish legends like Denis Irwin and Roy Keane were dedicated to their craft and had that winning mentality”(h/t:manunited.com).

Can Conor McGregor own Manchester United?

According to a valuation Manchester United is worth $4.2 billion with $643 million in revenue and has an operating income of $167 million. The club is owned by Avram Glazer, Joel Glazer, Kevin Glazer, Bryan Glazer, Darcie Glazer, and Edward Glazer.

All 6 are the sons of late former owner Malcolm Glazer. The Glazer family is estimated to have a net worth of around $4.7 billion. The family also owns the majority shares of an American football team Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Conor McGregor has a growing net worth of $120 million at the moment He made a lot of money while fighting the famous boxer, Floyd Mayweather. ‘The Notorious’ made $85 million, boosting the popularity and his net worth.

McGregor is also the co-founder of the whiskey brand Proper No Twelve. Which according to reports has been sold to the beverage company Becle. Although McGregor has a lot of money in the bank, buying a giant club like Manchester United seems implausible.

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: Conor McGregor poses for photos during the UFC 229 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

The facts and figures speak for themselves as the chances of buying Man United look unreal. Now the tweet looks like a media hype pulled off by ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor.

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He has a fight coming up, therefore McGregor will love to stay in the limelight one or the other way. What do you think about McGregor’s tweet?

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Saurabh Singh

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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