Conor McGregor has recognized himself as a brand since he started his pro-career in MMA back in 2007. But the actual fame and popularity of McGregor rose when he knocked out Jose Aldo within 13 seconds to become the champion of UFC geatherweight title. After that victory McGregor become the most valuable fighter in MMA as well as boxing together. In 2008, McGregor went for 14 fight winning streak which was his career best season and the UFC President on the behalf of his performance signed him up in a multi-fight contract in 2013.
- Conor McGregor Net Worth: $40 million
- Earning in 2016: $27million
- Endorsement Earning: $7million annual
- Endorsement Brands: Beats Electronics, Anheuser Busch InBev, Budweiser
- World Highest Paid Fighter: McGregor appeared in 2 matches during 2017 and earned around $34 million for both these fights. Forbes ranked McGregor as 24th richest athlete of the world.
Conor McGregor after defeated Jose Aldo signed a massive tie based PPV contract with UFC which made him the highest paid UFC fighter of the world. As per the details that contract guarantees McGregor to earn between $16 to $20 million per fight but it depends on PPV results.
McGregor has got massive success during last 5 pay per view fights. McGregor last fight against Chad Mendes in UFC 189 back in July 2015 was brought in record PPV buys and as result McGregor become the highest paid MMA athlete with $7 million reward from that match.
McGregor break his own PPV record in UFC 194 title fight against Jose Aldo for featherweight championship. That was the 2nd highest revenue generating event for him with 1.4 million PPV buys and around $90 million overall profit. McGregor earned $ 10 million from that match
In UFC 202 where McGregor appeared against Nate Diaz for re-match once again break his own PPV record his PPV buys reached over 1.65 million.
Conor McGregor Earning History
Fighters of MMA appear in lower levels matches did not made too much money as they hardly earn few thousands per fight. But the days turns around when they signed with UFC and same was happen in the case of McGregor. After having multi-fight contract with UFC back in 2013 and appeared in main fights of UFC regular fight nights McGregor becomes of the highest paid fighter of this sport. Given below are the official PPV earnings of McGregor since 2013.
McGregor enjoys huge number of sponsorship contracts with many top ranked companies. His endorsement deal with Reebok earns him $50,000 for each fight. McGregor recently made official contract with Supplements and Nutrition company known as BSN which pays him around $400,000 per year.
|TIMELINE||FIGHT||PURSE & BONUS||PPV SHARE|
|April 2013||Marcus Brimage (UFC Fuel TV)||$46,000 official purse & $25,000 win bonus||none|
|August 2013||Andy Ogle (UFC FIght night 26)||$60,000 official purse, $25,000 win bonus||none|
|July 2014||Diego Brandão (UFC Fight night 46)||$75,000 official purse, $75,000 win bonus||none|
|September 2014||Dustin Poirier (UFC 178)||$75,000 official purse, $75,000 win bonus, $50,000 performance of the night bonus||none|
|January 2015||Dennis Siver (UFC Fight night 59)||$85,000 disclosed purse, $85,000 win bonus and another $50,000 for performance of the night||none|
|February 2014||Signs a new UFC contract||Signs a new UFC multi-fight deal with tier based PPV earnings contract|
|July 2015||Chad Mendes (UFC 189 Main-Event)||$500,000 disclosed purse||Cleared $6 million with his first PPV headline fight|
|December 2015||Jose Aldo (UFC 194 Main-Event)||$500,000 disclosed purse||cleared another $7 million with PPV share, sponsorship deals|
|March 2016||Nate Diaz (UFC 196 Main-Event)||first ever $1 million disclosed purse in UFC history||cleared over $10 million with his tier based PPV deal with UFC and other sponsorships|
|August 2016||Nate Diaz (UFC 202 Main-Event)||Biggest disclosed purse of $3 million put McGregor in the league of his own.||McGregor cleared over $15 million from UFC 202 which broke all kinds of PPV records.|
|November 2016||Eddie Alvarez (UFC 205 Main-Event)||Another $3 million disclosed purse||Cleared over $10 million again in a third straight fight in 2016.|
|August 2017||Floyd Maywear (Boxing PPV)||Set to clear over $80 million from his one off boxing fight.|
McGregor Sponsorship Contracts 2019-20
Usually, MMA fighters are signed for short term contracts normally during fight week and McGregor is also enjoying few sponsors. Some of the latest deals of McGregor with high profile companies are given below.
- Bud Light
- Monster Energy
- Dethrone Royalty Brand
McGregor also holds partnership contract with Swedish car company Volvo and energy drink firm Monster Energy but his earnings from these contracts are not disclosed yet.
Although at the time of defeat against Nate Diaz back in 2016, McGregor net-worth was around $20 million. But due to many controversies, McGregor appeared for re-match which provides him opportunity for strong come back and now he is dominating PPV. Though McGregor never recognized himself as famous as Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao but still McGregor is ultimate super star of UFC.