What is Conor McGregor’s net worth and earnings during his career?
Conor McGregor is a professional boxer from Ireland with a net worth of $200 million. Conor earned around $100 million from his August 2017 fight against Floyd Mayweather, $50 million from his October 2018 battle against Khabib, and an estimated $200 million pre-tax from the April 2021 sale of his whiskey company Proper No. Twelve.
As of this writing, his career earnings from fighting are estimated to be $235 million. Continue reading for an in-depth look at each Conor McGregor payout. In salary, purses, and endorsements, Conor earned $47 million between June 2018 and June 2019.
Conor Anthony was born on July 14, 1988. He trained in sports as a youngster, especially a soccer, but started training at a boxing club at 12.
Conor started his plumbing apprenticeship in 2006, at the age of 17. He was introduced to the sport of UFC by fighter Tom Egan while working at this position. Egan and McGregor started training together shortly afterward.
McGregor began his training in boxing and then studied Brazilian jiu-jitsu under John Kavanagh, Ireland’s first black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and his staff at SBG Ireland. Before fighting in professional MMA, he trained in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Capoeira, and Kickboxing.
Conor debuted in amateur mixed martial arts a year later, at 18. He defeated his debut opponent through TKO in the first round. Conor was so impoverished just weeks before his MMA debut that he was on welfare in Ireland and receiving $235 a week in government assistance checks.
McGregor signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC in February 2013. He was the company’s second Irish competitor at the time, after welterweight Tom Egan.
McGregor made his UFC debut on April 6, 2013, against Marcus Brimage and won by TKO a little over a minute into the first round. McGregor also received his first Knockout of the Night award with the victory.
McGregor is a wide-stance attacker who has also mastered a variety of other fighting styles to achieve success and climb into the top ten.
According to some, his most effective technique is a quick straight arm left jab. McGregor’s ascension has been remarkable for a foreign-born UFC fighter.
Conor McGregor’s Most Lucrative UFC Paydays
Conor got $5 million after fighting Chad Mendes at UFC 189 on July 11, 2015. Conor won a rumored $12 million on December 11, 2015, when he defeated Jose Aldo in 13 seconds.
Conor won a stated minimum of $10 million, and maybe as much as $15 million, when he defeated Nate Diaz at UFC 196 on March 5, 2016. He earned $25 million, according to reports, when he faced Nate Diaz again at UFC 202.
In November 2016, he earned almost $7 million facing Eddie Alvarez. He earned an estimated $50 million in October 2018 from his battle with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The UFC has earned approximately $115 million (including Khabib’s $50 million paydays).
Conor defeated Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in his highly anticipated return to the UFC on January 18, 2020. Conor was guaranteed $5 million for the fight, which was a UFC record at the time.
In interviews, he has hinted that if Pay Per View sales are strong, he could earn upwards of $80 million from the Cerrone fight. Cerrone was promised $2 million in exchange for his appearance.
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Dustin Poirier defeated Conor on January 23, 2021. Conor was once again promised $5 million. Conor effectively lost an enormous future payday due to the loss, as another match against Khabib Nurmagomedov was canceled.
Conor sent a cryptic tweet on March 25, 2019, claiming to be retiring from MMA to focus exclusively on his new business ventures, including his Proper 12 whiskey brand. If he truly retires, he will have earned approximately $235 million in his career.