Conor McGregor has beaten the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lewis Hamilton to claim the No1 spot on Forbes’ highest paid athlete list.
The UFC star made €123million from his recent sale of whiskey brand Proper Twelve to Proximo Spirits, as well as €18million from his sporting exploits.
And he could well add plenty more to those earnings this summer as he gears up for a grudge trilogy showdown against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, and he’s tipped to return to the Octagon again later in the year if all goes to plan.
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