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Conor McGregor’s $80 million in 40 seconds

All the hype, all the tension, and what an epic event U.F.C. 246 was. Picture it, one of the biggest names in UFC history Conor McGregor makes a return to the sport headlining a match against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and beats him in the first 40 seconds. McGregor took out Cowboy with a quick, explosive flurry of strikes that was impressive to watch. Talk about a comeback kid! McGregor’s last fight was in late 2018 but he hasn’t lost his natural-born talent to knock a guy out. 

Although the Dublin-born fighter took home $3 million for the fight, he estimates he’ll earn more, a LOT more. Still, three mil in 40 seconds, that’s $76,250 per-second which isn’t bad for a day’s work. The estimated $3 million that he earned didn’t include pay-per-view shares and any discretionary bonuses from the U.F.C. McGregor also received an additional $50,000 for the fight being named as the “Performance of the Night”. 

In an interview with ESPN before the fight, the 31-year-old was confident that he’ll be getting a hefty purse 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 $80 million. They think I am toast, but I’m still the bread,” said McGregor.

It’s also worth mentioning that although Cowboy didn’t earn close to the $3 million McGregor did, taking home $200,000, it’s still the event’s second-highest purse – which is impressive.

McGregor’s Worth

McGregor also ranked No. 21 on the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid athletes for 2019. Forbes additionally reported that McGregor earned around $100 million for his August 2017 fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

With subsequent fights this year plus his Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey, August McGregor Clothing and multimillion-dollar deal with Reebok, McGregor could drive up his net worth significantly in 2020.