What Is Conor McGregor’s Net Worth?

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Conor McGregor’s career can only be described as a meteoric rise from nothing to something. Less than a decade ago, the 31-year-old UFC fighter worked as a plumber’s apprentice. As he told Jimmy Fallon in a 2019 appearance on “The Tonight Show,” at the time, he was fighting in low-level matches earning about $100 a fight and collecting welfare in Ireland to get by.

Fast forward to today, and McGregor is worth a reported $100 million (though Money Magazine says he theoretically could be closer to $200 million). Here’s how McGregor earned a heavyweight bank account in no time flat.

McGregor started out making just $100 a match.

In 2016, John Kavanaugh, McGregor’s trainer, explained to the Independent that his client’s earnings for his first five years in professional fighting totaled about $1,600 a year.

“There was no money and I was running out of ideas,” he said. “The UFC was a closed shop. There were no opportunities and he had one foot out the door.”

However, in 2013, the duo got lucky and the UFC signed him on for a contract. By 2015, McGregor was the UFC featherweight champion and named “Fighter of the Year.”

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McGregor was earning millions within a few years.

In 2014, McGregor returned to UFC winning enough matches to be signed to a multi-fight deal. According to Celebrity Net Worth, on July 11, 2015, McGregor earned $5 million when he defeated Chad Mendes at UFC 189. He then made another $12 million in just 13-seconds during his fight against Jose Aldo.

And McGregor didn’t slow down there. In 2016, he made an estimated $15 million for his fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 196 and made an additional $25 million for their rematch just one year later. But, he really raked in the dough in 2017. That’s when, according to Money Magazine, he made between $85 million to $100 million for a match against Floyd Mayweather.

Fighting isn’t the only way McGregor makes his millions.

Beyond fighting, McGregor also makes a healthy income thanks to a number of endorsements. Those endorsements include a multi-million-dollar deal with both Monster Energy and Reebok. McGregor also has deals Beats by Dre and Anheuser-Busch, Money reported.

In 2018, McGregor also launched his own clothing line, August McGregor fashion, He even launched is own whiskey, Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey, meaning he’ll likely make a few hundred more million before he actually retires for good.

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