Conor McGregor is on the top 25 of Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list

June 8, 2017
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Conor McGregor has improved his rating, Forbes included the UFC fighter in the list of the highest-paid athletes in sports. Conor has made the top 25 of Forbes 2017 The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes list in June.

The Notorious Conor McgGregor becomes richer and richer, the 28-year-old UFC lightweight champion made the top 25 of The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes list. On Wednesday, Forbes has refreshed its own version of 2017 list, in which McGregor tied for the No. 24 spot with Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale., and topping sports superstars such as Carmelo Anthony, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Antonio Brown and Canelo Alvarez.

On the top of 2017 Forbes list, we can see the superstars such as Carmelo Anthony, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Antonio Brown and Canelo Alvarez. Mr McGregor made $34 million each in 2016: the Notorious profited $27 million from his fight purses plus another $7 million from endorsements and sponsorships.

Conor McGregor: results of 2016 are amazing

for Irishman, the last year was the luckiest and most lucrative, in 2016, McGregor headlined two massive pay-per-view events against Nate Diaz and Eddie Alvarez. Both fights were commercial successfully enormously, say the accountants.

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The jump to the top 25 of Forbes highest-paid athletes list is a big one, as last year, McGregor placed at No. 85 with $18 million in reported earnings. Yet, next year McGregor could set the bar even higher as there are talks of a potential boxing match with Floyd Mayweather sometime this year.

In comparison, Cristiano Ronaldo of real Madrid was No. 1 on the 2017 Forbes list with $93 million in earnings.

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