KEY POINTS

  • Conor McGregor got at $3 million following his UFC 246 appearance
  • McGregor posted on social media that his whiskey generated $1 billion in May last year
  • Cowboy Cerrone got $200,000, which is the second-highest in the payroll

The world of mixed martial arts once again was put on notice about the return of Conor McGregor to the octagon – and he did it in style after he demolished Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds of his comeback fight in UFC 246.

During the post-fight interview, “The Notorious” came out for the post-fight press conference with a disposable cup on his right and a bottle of whiskey with the other. People know that the whiskey is owned by McGregor but not known to many, it’s not just an ordinary whiskey.

Proper No. 12 Whiskey has generated more money than the paycheck that the Irishman got in his UFC return 15 months since his last fight. TalkSport recently posted the comparison from McGregor’s fight and his product’s sales for a year that was posted in May last year.

Per his post, the Whiskey earned $1 billion in its first year in May and, most likely, have gotten up eight months after it was posted. The whiskey was named after McGregor’s neighborhood in Crumlin, Dublin 12. According to the drink’s website, “it embodies their shared spirit of brotherhood, loyalty, and hard work” and calling it the proper Irish whiskey from his hometown.

In an interview by ESPN before the fight, the 31-year old is confident that he’ll be getting a hefty paycheck and thinks it could be his highest that he’ll be receiving in his MMA career. “I’d say about, it could be, I’m estimating a good $80million. They think I am toast, but I’m still the bread,” said McGregor.

Per MMA Fighting, McGregor earned $76,250 per second and took home a disclosed amount of at least $3 million per Nevada State Athletic Commission. He also received an additional $50,000 for the fight being named as the “Performance of the Night”. The amount didn’t include PPV shares and discretionary bonuses from the UFC. Cerrone took home $200,000 – far from McGregor’s check but still is the second-highest pay in the event.