• Conor McGregor is the richest UFC Fighter
  • He has a net worth of $120 million
  • The Notorious fought Floyd Mayweather in 2017

Conor McGregor’s net worth is $120 million. Here is how he became the richest UFC fighter in his generation.

McGregor broke into the MMA scene in 2008 in his hometown in Dublin, Ireland. Known as “The Notorious,” McGregor slowly climbed the ranks, beating fighters in record time. He competed in different MMA tournaments such as Cage of Truth, Chaos FC, Cage Contender, and Immortal Fighting Championships. Before entering the Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC, he has already established a reputation as an entertaining fighter.

He was able to leverage that reputation to success on the octagon. The Notorious started in the featherweight division and easily dispatched the competition. He made a name for himself after defeating Max Holloway in 2013. His title shot came against Chad Mendes, whom he took down via a TKO. In his first title defense, McG faced Jose Aldo, who was considered by many as an MMA legend and a fearless striker. The global hype went down the drain as the match was finished in only 13 seconds. Since then, it has all been business for McG.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor come face to face during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour at SSE Arena in London, England, July 14, 2017. Getty Images/ Matthew Lewis

McGregor then changed his style. He became a fighter who walks the talk. He would create buzz around his upcoming fights by trash-talking opponents that at times became too personal. Thanks to this strategy, he was able to bag multimillion fights against Nate Diaz and boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. The match between The Notorious and Money was a massive hit, with the former taking home at least $30 million and the latter receiving $100 million. The show recorded 4.3 million PPV and ranked second all time behind the Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao battle.

Due to his popularity, he was able to sign a lucrative deal with Reebok allegedly worth $5 million per year, per Forbes. The 2-division champion also launched his own whiskey distillery called Proper No. Twelve. The Irish whiskey maker sold at least 200,000 cases after it was released.

According to Middle Easy, on the list of richest MMA fighters, he leaves the competition behind with a big margin. Georges St-Pierre comes in at the second spot with $30 million net worth while UFC fighter turned wrestler Brock Lesnar comes in at third with $28 million.

The 31-year-old fighter may not be the most likeable character on the octagon, but critics cannot downplay how he revolutionized UFC and brought the sport’s marketing to a whole new level. Until his boxing match with Mayweather, no one thought the crossover between boxing and MMA could happen. Hate him or support him, it does not matter for McGregor. At the end of the day, he would still laugh his way to the bank.