How Much Did Conor McGregor Make in the Fight Against Floyd Mayweather?

Published 06/28/2021, 12:18 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 21: Conor McGregor of Ireland interacts with media during the UFC 257 press conference event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 21, 2021 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Conor McGregor is one of the greatest MMA fighters to grace the octagon. He is a prominent name in the ultimate fighting championship. With a record of (22-5), ‘The Notorious’ is one of the most successful UFC fighters. McGregor is a fighter who changed the face of the sport with his charismatic persona.

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The 32-year-old has an impressive professional MMA career with a record of 19 T/KO finishes under his name. The latter dominated featherweight and the lightweight division in his UFC career. The Notorious is currently the highest-paid athlete in the promotion.

After dominating the UFC universe, the Irishman turned his attention towards boxing. He faced the undefeated eleven times five-division boxing world champion, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, in a professional boxing match. The twelve-round, gruesome scrap was regarded as one of the biggest matches in combat sports which took place on August 26, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

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Even though McGregor lost the bout in the tenth round via T/KO, he bagged a hefty amount of money through the fight. The latter was smiling in the post-fight conference, sipping on his whiskey as he made a fortune through the fight.

Here’s how much money Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor made through the fight against Floyd Mayweather.

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Conor McGregor’s earning from the fight

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor come face to face during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour at SSE Arena on July 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather’s fight was the second biggest fight to sell the most PPV. It sold over 4.3 billion PPV in the United States. The scrap ended after Mayweather knocked out McGregor in the 10th round of the bout. However, both the men bagged millions of dollars from the fight.

According to the reports, McGregor was paid 30 million dollars before the fight however, he received around 100 million dollars after the pay-per-view cuts. Whereas Mayweather made around 275 million dollars in the event. Both the fighters made a fortune for themselves from the fight.

 

 

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Meanwhile, after ‘The Money Fight’, McGregor went on increasing his revenue through various other businesses, which made him one of the highest-earning athletes in the world.

What do you make of Conor McGregor’s earnings against Floyd Mayweather? Let us know in the comment section below.

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