Conor McGregor Is Not the Highest Paid Athlete Anymore

Conor McGregor became the highest-paid athlete for 2020 as he earned $180 million from his fights, endorsements, and business.

It was not a surprise considering the star power Conor McGregor has in the world of combat sports.

However, McGregor was not able to retain his title as Lionel Messi tops the list for 2021.

Lionel Messi earned $130 million in 2020 from his on-field contracts and endorsements.

LeBron James and Christiano Ronaldo earned $121.2 million and $115 million respectively.

Conor McGregor had two fights in 2020 and both the fights were against Dustin Poirier.

McGregor sold over 3.1 million PPVs in 2020 with his two fights.

Even with an earning of $60 million, Conor McGregor was unable to secure a spot in the top 10 highest earning athletes list.

Boxing superstar, Canelo Alvarez ranked over McGregor with a yearly earning of $90 million.

In 2022, Conor McGregor has not competed so far as he is recovring from injury. But fans can expect fireworks when McGregor returns to the octagon.