“I P*ssed on Everyone’s Pay-Per-View Numbers Combined This Year, Boxing Included”- Conor McGregor

Published 11/24/2021, 2:18 PM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Conor McGregor is undoubtedly the biggest entertainer in the history of MMA. The Irishman is the reason that most people started following UFC. Not only is McGregor a world-class entertainer, but he is also an impeccable fighter. His current professional fight record stands at 22 wins and 6 losses. 

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As of 2021, Conor McGregor stands ninth in the UFC men’s featherweight rankings. Once upon a time, ‘The Notorious’ was a double division champion in the UFC. McGregor was the champion of the featherweight division, as well as the lightweight division. 

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Deservingly so, McGregor has one of the biggest fan followings in the world. The fighter is also the highest-paid athlete, according to Forbes. Despite not fighting currently, he remains at the top of headlines; such is his stature.

Recently, Conor McGregor took to Twitter to appreciate his media outlet team at The Mac Life. He crowned them the MMA media outlet of the year. 

The Mac Life is a media company that is run by Conor McGregor himself. The company is established under McGregor Sports and Entertainment. They cover news about all the recent events in the UFC and also focus a lot on the Irishman himself. McGregor has always been the center of attention in the news, with Mac Life always covering his shenanigans.

In a recent tweet, he compared their media reach number to his pay-per-view numbers, which are the highest in the sport. Each time McGregor is on a pay-per-views, the numbers he rolls in are unfathomable. His boxing match against Floyd Mayweather sold 4,300,000 pay-per-views. Moreover, his legendary fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov sold 2,400,000 pay-per-views. There is no doubt that McGregor is UFC’s biggest cash cow.

The only bout that has sold more pay-per-views than McGregor’s fights is the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao clash.

Is Conor McGregor the wealthiest fighter in the world?

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Not only is Conor McGregor is the wealthiest mixed martial artist of all time, but he is also one of the highest-paid athletes. The Mac Life is just one business that McGregor owns; notably, he is a mastermind and a very innovative entrepreneur.

Nevada, United States – 26 August 2017; Conor McGregor during the post-fight press conference following his super welterweight boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

One of his most famous ventures is his Irish Whiskey brand, Proper No.12. Conor is always seen promoting his whiskey brand and has made a fortune of it. He reportedly sold a majority stake of the company for a reported $600 million.

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The Notorious also owns a luxury clothing brand named August McGregor.

To sum it up, the answer is Yes, Conor McGregor is the wealthiest fighter in the world, as of November 2021 at least.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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