Over the past 12 months, Conor McGregor only once went into the octagon, but for the Irish superstar this was more than enough to consolidate his status as one of the most successful athletes in the world.
Forbes published a list of one of the hundred highest paid sports stars in 2020, in which the former UFC champion in two weight categories took sixteenth line.
According to Forbes, during the reporting period, McGregor earned $ 48 million, of which 32 million for the fight with Donald Cerrone, and another 16 million from advertising contracts. At the same time, the Irishman’s guaranteed fee for the fight with the Cowboy amounted to $ 3 million, and he received the rest of the amount as a percentage of the sale of paid broadcasts.
Note that Conor McGregor received the same $ 32 million for the fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, which Forbes reported last year, putting the Irishman on the 21st line in the ranking.
The only representative of martial arts, ahead of McGregor, was the world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, who took eleventh place in the ranking with earnings of 57 million dollars.
The closest pursuers of McGregor were boxers Anthony Joshua (19th place, $ 47 million), Deontay Wilder (20th place, $ 46.5 million) and Saul Canelo Alvarez (30th place, $ 37 million).
The rating was headed by tennis player Roger Federer, who, according to the publication, replenished his budget by 106.3 million dollars, of which 100 million were received under advertising contracts.
Also the top five highest-paid athletes included football players Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd place, $ 105 million), Lionel Messi (3rd place, $ 104 million), Neymar (4th place, $ 95.5 million), and basketball player LeBron James (5th place, 88.2 million dollars).