Who has not heard the name of Conor McGregor in the world of UFC? He is a lion in the ring. Conor, being one of the most celebrated mixed martial artists and boxers, is on the 3rd rank on the UFC’s pound for pound rankings. Want to know how he made money out of punches, chokeslams, and kicks? Let’s look into the net worth of Conor McGregor in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Conor Anthony McGregor came in this world on 14 July 1988 in Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland. His parents are Tony and Margaret Mcgregor. He spent his formative years in Crumlin where he went to Gaelscoil at primary level, and at the secondary level, he attended Gaelcholáiste in Coláiste de hÍde in Tallaght. Gradually he got into sports and started playing in the football association. He, in 2006, migrated to Lucan, Dublin along with his family.
Conor has two siblings, named Erin and Aoife. He is with his long-term girlfriend, Dee Devlin since 2008. Together they have a son Conor Jack McGregor Jr.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Conor McGregor debuted in a mixed martial arts amateur fight against Kieran Campbell at the age of 18 in 2007 for the “Irish Ring Of Truth promotion” in Dublin. Tasting victory he turned into a professional fighter and signed a contract with Irish Cage Of Truth promotion.
His first professional mixed martial arts fight was against Garry Morris. He defeated Garry with a second-round technical knockout. His second fight was also a victory against Mo Taylor. His featherweight debut was a loss against Artemij Sitenkov. In his next featherweight fight against Stephen Bailey, however, Conor Mcgregor emerged victoriously. He is the first European to hold titles in both CWFC Featherweight and Lightweight championships which be bagged in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Later on he was signed by Dana White for UFC in 2013.
In 2013, Conor debuted against Marcus Brimage on “UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi.” Not only did he win but Conor Mcgregor also bagged his first “Knockout of the Night” award. In 2014, he signed a new contract with Lorenzo Fertitta for UFC.
He fought a long time featherweight contender Dennis Siver on 18 January 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59. He won the bout through Technical Knockout.
He fought Chad Mendes in the Interim Featherweight Championship bout in front of 16,019 spectators. Conor McGregor won this championship as well. Conor on 12th December fought against José Aldo in the long due UFC Featherweight Championship unification bout. The bout grabbed the eyes of fans, and it brought up the unexpected fortune of $10,000,000.
Conor wanted to have lightweight and welterweight championships too. He contended against Nate Diaz on 5th March amidst an audience of 14,898. Conor McGregor could not withstand Nate Diaz and lost the bout. It was his first UFC loss and the third one in his entire career.
The most important fight was that with Floyd Mayweather on 26 August 2017. Conor lost to Mayweather. He also won several accolades such as 2017 Top 100 Most Influential People inclusion (Time Magazine) and the 2016 Fighter of the Year (Sherdog).
Net Worth & Earning
As of 2018, Conor McGregor’s total estimated net worth is about $125 million. A good deal of money is acquired by endorsing brands like Rolls Royce, Nike, Monster Energy, and Bud Light. He got an attractive deal of $7 million from these endorsements. Quite recently he has also bagged lucrative endorsement deals from brands, like Beats by Dre and Anheuser-Busch. The fights bring in big chunks of money like the fight with Mayweather got Conor $75 million.
It is Conor’s choice to become a mixed martial artist and boxer that made all the difference. Had Conor become a plumber as his father continuously insisted, he would not have been able to achieve what he strived for. And he made the right decision that led to wealth and fame.