Conor McGregor is one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world, according to Forbes.
The Irish UFC fighter only fought once in the last 12 months, but has struck it rich outside the cage with his Proper No. Twelve whiskey brand and plenty of endorsement deals.
Forbes estimates McGregor to have earned $35 million from fighting, and $12 million from sponsorship agreements.
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Conor McGregor has been named one of the world’s highest-paid celebrities for 2019 even though he only fought once last year.
The Irish UFC fighter was ranked 65th in a rich list Forbes published on Wednesday, which recognized an estimated $47 million he earned for the preceding 12 months.
McGregor is most famous for possessing a tongue as sharp as his famed left cross punch. The way he clapped back at rival fighters in pre-fight press conferences led to many viral moments, while his ability to seemingly concuss an opponent at will produced as many highlight-reel moments in sport.
These combined assets led to a wild marketability as a pay-per-view (PPV) star, contributing to many of UFC’s best-selling fights of all time.
His 2018 submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov
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