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Another Title For Conor McGregor: Highest-Paid Athlete

Conor McGregor is the world's top highest paid athlete as noted by Forbes; he made $158 million outside of fighting over the last 12 months.

Conor McGregor makes a lot of bold proclamations before entering the Octagon. This time, he has actual proof.

Forbes declared the former UFC champion as the highest-paid athlete for 2021. 

McGregor topped the charts by earning a total of $180 million over the past year.

Much of that came from his decision to part with a majority share of his Proper No. 12 whiskey for $150 million.

Notorious” made a total of $158 million outside of competing through his endorsements with the likes of DraftKings and Roots of Fight.

He is one of just three to make over $70 million while still actively competing alongside Roger Federer and Tiger Woods.

Back in January, McGregor made a reported $22 million for his bout with Dustin Poirier.

The two are set for a third encounter this July. 

Conor McGregor was the only combat sports athlete to make the list which includes the likes of LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tom Brady and Lionel Messi.

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