Conor McGregor: Net worth, tonight's UFC 196 purse a shocker?Written by Lee Cleveland
Tonight, UFC star Conor McGregor faces Nate Diaz in Las Vegas.
At 27, McGregor, who hails from Ireland, is the current UFC Featherweight Champion, and the former Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Champion. He's also No. 3 in the official UFC pound-for-pound rankings and ranked as the No. 1 featherweight and No. 5 pound-for-pound mixed mrtial artist in the world by Sherdog.
(image courtesy of Sherdog)
And tonight for UFC 196, McGregor insists his purse will be in excess of $10 million.
"I'm going to breeze past the $10 million mark," he told American financial channel CNBC in a joint interview with Diaz.
Of course, his guaranteed purse is reportedly $1 million - the biggest in UFC history. However, it's believed he will also receive sponsorship money and funds from additional outlets.
Known for talking a lot of smack prior to and after match-ups, the charismatic McGregor is arguably the most popular fighter in UFC.
So how much is Conor McGregor worth?
According to celebritynetworth.com. McGregor is already worth $10 million, and he aims to reach higher heights going forward.
There are a lot of great fighters in UFC and boxing but few have the charisma to captivate the interest of people who aren't particularly fond of combat sports.
McGregor is a fighter who transcends UFC and MMA just as Floyd Mayweather transcended boxing. As long as Conor continues to win, the sky is the limit financially.
For his most recent bout against Jose Aldo in December 2015, McGregor earned a $500,000 guaranteed purse but it's believed he totalled $8 million after receiving a percentage of pay per view revenue, according to MMAMania. Conor won that bout in 13 seconds.
Conor McGregor facts
- Record: 19-2 (Heading into UFC 196, Mar 5, 2016)
- Age: 27
- Height - 5'9"
- Weight (tonight) 168 lbs
- UFC Featherweight Championship (One time, current)
- UFC Interim Featherweight Championship (One time)
- Cage Warriors Fighting Championship
- CWFC Featherweight Championship (One time)
- CWFC Lightweight Championship (One time)
- Performance of the Night (Five times) vs. Diego Brandão, Dustin Poirier, Dennis Siver, Chad Mendes and José Aldo
- Most Performance of the Night Awards (Five)
- Most knockouts in the Featherweight division - 6
- Fastest title fight finish (13 seconds) vs. José Aldo - Dec 2015
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