The recent main card between UFC flyweight champion Conor McGregor and welterweight Nate Diaz at UFC 202 was able to bring in the fifth highest gate in UFC history at $7,692,010.00, according to website MMAjunkie.com. The event also saw the attendance of 15,539 MMA fans, cementing McGregor’s reputation as a major UFC draw. With his current and rising popularity, McGregor’s net worth has also seen a major leap, even placing the star in the Forbes’ list of world’s highest-paid athletes.
After earning, a reported $3 million from UFC 202, the Notorious is sure to add to his already astounding net worth of $25 million. So far this has come from his fights in the Octagon, which brought in around $21 million for the athlete in his last four fights. He was also the first fighter to earn in seven-figures, pulling in 1.5 million units at UFC 196. It comes to no surprise that the UFC featherweight champion is number 85 in the Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Athletes list.
The athlete also earns an additional $4 million from corporate endorsements from brands like Reebok, Monster Energy and Bio-Engineered Supplements and Nutrition (BSN), a leading sports nutrition and supplement company.
Nonetheless, Conor McGregor’s net worth has primarily come from his appearances in the Octagon. In an analysis done by Fortune, McGregor actually came out earning around $31,886.79 every second he spent in the ring. He comes second, next only to boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
UFC 202 was no exception, in terms of his worth and his MMA reputation.
“This was a hell of an important fight for me,” said McGregor, after their UFC 202 fight. “Everyone from the media to the fighters wrote me off this one. They tried to say if I lose this one, I’m done. They said I was done and it certainly lit a fire under me. Every single person doubted me. Every single fighter doubted me. Doubt me now.”
We never will Conor, we never will.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 20, 2016
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