Thursday, December 9, 2021

Conor McGregor Named Highest Paid MMA Fighter, According To Forbes

Forbes released a list of the Top-100 highest-paid athletes in the world, and UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor finds himself on it.

McGregor, who is scheduled to return to action later this year at UFC 202 vs. Nate Diaz, comes in ranked 85th on the list. “Notorious” made a reported $22 million, with $18 million coming in salary and fight earnings from the UFC.

Ronda Rousey had previously made the Top-10 female list, but she was not included on the Top-100 overall for 2015.

Soccer mega-star Cristiano Ronaldo comes in No. 1 with a reported $88 million between his salary and endorsements. Floyd Mayweather, the previous No. 1, was 16th this year.

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