Celebrity: Conor McGregor
Date of Birth
Conor McGregor’s Net Worth: $85 million
Irish professional mixed martial artist, boxer and fighter, Conor Anthony McGregor, famously known simply as McGregor born on the 14th of July 1988, in Dublin, Ireland, has a net worth of $85 million that includes an estimated $100 million payday from the August 2017 fight against Floyd Mayweather.
McGregor who is famously known as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion and former featherweight champion, initially worked as a plumber before he started his career as a Mixed Martial Artist.
Conor who was so broke that he was on welfare in Ireland, collecting $235 per week in government assistance checks just few weeks before his MMA debut, was originally trained in boxing. He later went on to train under John Kavanagh, to become the first Irish person to achieve a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, with his team at SBG Ireland.
McGregor who has also trained in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Capoeira, and Kickboxing before competing in professional MMA was announced to have been signed to a multi-fight contract by UFC in February 2013, he is known as the second fighter from the Republic of Ireland to fight for the company, following welterweight Tom Egan.
The boxing champ and wide-stance striker who has also successfully developed a wide range of other combat forms to succeed and rise into the top 10, made his UFC debut against Marcus Brimage on the 6th of April, 2013 and was successful in his first bout, winning via TKO just over a minute into the first round, while also earning his first Knockout of the Night award. According to some people, McGregor’s most effective move is his fast straight arm left jab.
McGregor who has had a successful rise for a foreign born UFC fighter and his long term girlfriend, Dee Devlin, are well known in Ireland, where they even have a large murals of him painted on O’Connell Street.
McGregor who reportedly earned $12 million on the 11th of December, 2015, after defeating Jose Aldo in 13 seconds, also reportedly earned a minimum of $10 million that’s even probably as much as $15 million after fighting with Nate Diaz at UFC 196 on the 5th of March, 2016. In addition to earning $25 million when he fought Nate Diaz the second time at UFC 202.
Conor switched from the MMA cage to a boxing ring on the 26th of August, 2017, to face boxing champ, Floyd Mayweather, in a boxing fight that was one of the most lucrative PPV events in the history of boxing, the fight in which he earned an estimated $75 million – $100 million from. And assuming he will lose around 50% of his earnings to taxes, if he makes $75 million, his net worth after the fight will be $72.5 million. And If he makes $100 million, his net worth after the fight will be $85 million.