|Net Worth:||$120 million|
|Income Sources:||MMA, Boxing, Endorsements|
|Age/Date of Birth:||34 years old (14 July 1988)|
|Height:||5 feet, 9 inches (1.75 m)|
Whether you love him or hate him, there is no denying the fact that Conor McGregor is one of the greatest mixed martial artists in history. The Irish fighter has won several belts and has set as many records in the course of his career. He has also headlined some of the biggest pay-per-view fights in UFC history, thus making for some generous paydays.
Away from the ring, the flamboyant McGregor is smitten with his girlfriend of over a decade, Dee Devlin. Devlin has stuck by her man’s side through all the fame and glamour. Most importantly, she was equally there when he was a young fighter struggling to make it in Dublin.
Conor McGregor Before He Joined the UFC
Born on July 14, 1988, in Dublin, Ireland, Conor McGregor grew up in the suburb of Crumlin. He had his primary and secondary education at Gaelscoil and Gaelcholaiste respectively. The young boy developed a passion for sports during his school days, venturing into association football before later taking to boxing. McGregor later dabbled into mixed martial arts by the time he was 16 and took to the sports like fish to water.
In 2007, the Irishman made his MMA debut when he had his first amateur bout against Kieran Campbell in Dublin. He defeated Campbell via TKO in the first round and immediately decided to go pro. McGregor spent a total of five years fighting as a pro in Ireland. He won 13 straight fights which fetched him fame and thousands of dollars in earnings. He along the way also caught the interest of UFC president Dana White who paid a visit to Dublin in February 2013 to view and possibly sign the upcoming star.
White was ultimately impressed with the fighter who had a growing fan base and ended up signing him to a UFC contract a few weeks later.
Analysis of His Net Worth: How He Made His $120 Million Net Worth
Conor McGregor has come a long way from his days of fighting for peanuts on the Irish MMA circuit. The Dublin native now has a net worth of $120 million, an amount he accumulated mostly from his UFC career.
He Has Made Over $48 Million from In-ring Performances.
He made his UFC debut on the 6th of April 2013 when he defeated opponent Marcus Brimage in the first round. His victory over Brimage was so spectacular that he was also awarded the knockout of the night award. Since then, McGregor has established himself as one of the most dominant fighters in the UFC, winning the lightweight and the featherweight championships.
Buoyed by extra skills in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, and Kickboxing, Conor has also become a fan favourite and has headlined some of the biggest pay-per-view fights in UFC history. One of the most notable ones was his much-touted fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in June 2018.
The fight generated 2.4 million PPVs and about $18 million in revenue. Conor also enjoyed a generous payday following his UFC 246 bout against Donald Cerrone in January 2020. The fight generated 2 million PPV buys and just over $11 million in revenue.
Conor McGregor VS Floyd Mayweather Jr
The above-listed fights are, however, not the biggest payday that the Irish fighter has enjoyed. That honour belongs to his highly-publicized boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August 2017.
The fight generated a total of 4.3 million PPV buys, and McGregor was guaranteed to receive the sum of $30 million. That amount later snowballed to $85 million even though he lost the match.
Below is a breakdown of what he has earned from all his fights:
- April 6, 2013 – Conor McGregor (WIN) VS Marcus Brimage – $76,000
- Aug. 17, 2013 – Conor McGregor (WIN) VS Max Holloway – $24,000
- July 19, 2014 – Conor McGregor (WIN) VS Diego Brandao – $82,000
- Sep. 27, 2014 – Conor McGregor (WIN) VS Dustin Poirier – $200,000
- Jan. 18, 2015 – Conor McGregor (WIN) VS Dennis Siver – $220,000
- July 11, 2015 – Conor McGregor (WIN) VS Chad Mendes – $580,000
- Dec. 12, 2015 – Conor McGregor (WIN) VS Jose Aldo – $590,000
- Mar. 5, 2016 – Conor McGregor (LOSS) VS Nate Diaz – $1,090,000
- Aug. 20, 2016 – Conor McGregor (WIN) VS Nate Diaz – $3,090,000
- Nov. 12, 2016 – Conor McGregor (WIN) VS Eddie Alvarez – $3,090,000
- Oct. 6, 2018 – Conor McGregor (Loss) VS Khabib Nurmagomedov – $2,980,000
- Jan. 18, 2020 – Conor McGregor (WIN) VS Donald Cerrone – $3,060,000
- Jan. 23, 2021 – Conor McGregor (LOSS) VS Dustin Poirier – $3,040,000
- Aug 23, 2017 – Conor McGregor (LOSS) VS Floyd Mayweather Jr – $30 Million
His Earning Power and Future In UFC Remain Uncertain after Loss to Dustin Poirier
As listed above, the first time McGregor and Dustin met was in September 2014, and Conor stole the show, he knocked Poirier out in the first round of the bout. Over 6 years later, Dustin would take his revenge as he knocked The Notorious out in the second round of their UFC 257 meeting on the 23rd of January 2021.
The first was an important one for Dustin as much as it was for McGregor. While the former hoped to get even, the latter was looking to reintroduce himself in the game and get a rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov who defeated him in October 2018.
As fate would have it, McGregor lost the match. This means that Mystic Mac lost two of his last three fights. As such, his future in the UFC is uncertain. As of this writing, it is unclear if he would get his rematch against Khabib. One thing is certain though, Conor would continue to attract massive pay. Maybe not as large as he has earned in recent years, but people still want to see him fight and the rematch with Khabib is bound to be a cash cow if it happens.
Conor made over $3 million from his fight with Dustin. The amount is way more than the $830,000 Poirier got even though he put up a sensational performance that put the Irishman to sleep.
Highest-selling Pay-Per-View Event of Conor McGregor
- UFC 194: Aldo vs McGregor (2015)
- Buy Rate: 1.4 Million
- Amount Generated: $80 Million
- UFC 196: McGregor vs Diaz (2016)
- Buy Rate: 1.5 Million
- Amount Generated: $80 Million
- UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor 2 (2016)
- Buy Rate: 1.650 Million
- Amount Generated: $90 Million
- UFC 205: Alvarez vs McGregor (2016)
- Buy Rate: 1.3 Million
- Amount Generated: $83 Million
- McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather (2017)
- Buy Rate: 4.3 Million
- Amount Generated: Over $500 Million
- UFC 229: Khabib vs McGregor (2018)
- Buy Rate: 2.4 Million
- Amount Generated: $180 Million
- UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor (2021)
- Buy Rate: 1.6 Million
- Amount Generated: Over $104 Million
The Notorious Makes Millions Yearly from His Endorsement Deals
Aside from his earnings from in-ring performances, Conor McGregor has also landed mouth-watering endorsement deals. Given his popularity, it is only natural that popular brands are eager to have him promote the products and services they offer.
The professional fighter is known to have endorsement deals with the likes of Burger King, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Budweiser, Beats Electronics, Monster Energy, and Reebok.
Reebok is his most prominent endorsement partner. What he makes from his deal with other partners isn’t known to the public, but it is said that the annual value of his Reebok deal amounts to $5 million.
He Owns a Whiskey Brand Known as Proper No. Twelve
The Irish fighter is also a savvy businessman who has invested his money wisely. He owns a thriving whiskey company known as Proper No. Twelve, named after the area code of his cherished hometown. The brand loved for its blend of vanilla and honey taste currently ranks among the best Irish whiskey brands.
Reports have it that its sales skyrocketed in 2019 by as much as 460%. That goes to show that it has been a profitable venture for the fighter, one that has contributed to his net worth in no small manner.
Conor McGregor Is the Richest UFC Fighter
The former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight and lightweight champion is clearly one of the finest professional mixed martial artists of his time. Even though it seems his glory days are over, he remains a force to reckon with in combat sports.
Conor is the richest fighter in UFC, and it is not difficult to see why this is so. Apart from his UFC earnings, he landed the biggest pay of his fighting career in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather.
Checkout his net worth compared to other prominent UFC Fighters:
- Conor McGregor – $120 Million
- Georges St-Pierre – $30 Million
- Brock Lesnar – $28 Million
- BJ Penn- $22 Million
- Anderson Silva – $18 Million
- Alistair Overeem – $16 Million
- Ronda Rousey – $14 Million
- Jon Jones – $10 Million
- Dan Henderson – $8 Million
- Nate Diaz – $8 Million
Mystic Mac Owns Properties In Ireland and Spain
Being one of the wealthiest athletes in the world has afforded the professional mixed martial artist, the audacity to champion a flamboyant and lavish lifestyle. Among other things, he spends his money on, McGregor is known to have parted with a good measure of his wealth to acquire luxury properties.
Most recently – sometime in 2019 -, it was reported that he bought a mansion in Dublin, Ireland for two million Euros ($2.4 million). From what we learned, the property with a huge lawn and horse riding facilities has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a dining room, a living room, and what have you.
The previous year (2018), it was reported that he about a luxury holiday home in Marbella, Spain. The property reportedly cost him 1.3 million Euros ($1.557 million) but is worth the money as it has a swimming pool, customized gym, and home spa.
Details About His Ride or Die Partner Dee Devlin
Conor McGregor has recorded so many accomplishments in life, and he will be the first person to let you know that all this would not be possible without the unwavering support of his long-time girlfriend, Dee Devlin. The couple first met in a nightclub in 2008. The fighter was reported to have been attracted to her because she was a good girl. Dee was bowled over by Conor’s comic abilities, and they subsequently started dating.
At the beginning of their relationship, McGregor was just starting his MMA career and didn’t have much in the way of material possessions. He only had dreams of making it big someday, and Dee earnestly subscribed to these dreams. She supported him any way she could. She also took to driving him for his gym training and fights.
Dee and Conor stuck together through thick and thin, and all their hard work later paid off in December 2015 when McGregor defeated José Aldo to win the UFC Featherweight championship. Dee was ringside to cheer him on, and the couple later shared a hug that resonated with viewers around the world. The duo has remained together ever since then, and their love shows no signs of waning. They regularly attend industry events together, and the fighter does not shy away from talking about the impact that his lady has made on his life. According to him, she stuck by him when he had nothing, and as such, he has made it his life’s mission to ensure that she never wants for anything in life.
Conor McGregor is living up to his words as he regularly gives his girlfriend extravagant gifts. He has also employed her personally, that means she doesn’t have to work anymore for a paycheck. Meanwhile, the couple is yet to get married, but that has not stopped them from expanding their family. They welcomed their son Conor Jack Jr. in May 2017 while his daughter, Croia, arrived in January 2019.
McGregor regularly shares heart-warming messages for his partner and kids on social media, and Dee also reciprocates in like measure. The fighter has also revealed that he would be training his son in the hopes that he would grow up to be a great fighter and break some of his old man’s records.
|Estimated Net Worth:||$120 million|
|Source of Wealth:||MMA, Boxing, Endorsements|
|Also Known As:||Mystic mac, “Notorious”|
|Profession:||Retired professional mixed martial artist and boxer|
|Famous For:||Winning both the UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Championships|
|Colleges/Universities Attended:||Coláiste de Híde|
|Birthday & Zodiac
|Age/Date of Birth:||34 years old (14 July 1988)|
|Birth Place:||Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland|
|Country of Residence: ||Ireland|
|Height:||5 feet, 9 inches (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||77 k (170 lbs)|
|Other Body Measurements:||Chest: 42.5 Inches
Waist: 33 Inches
Biceps: 16 Inches
|Family and Relatives
|Children:||Conor Jack McGregor Jr. (2017),
|Siblings:||Erin McGregor (Sister)
Aoife McGregor (Sister)