Conor McGregor, UFC Fighters Didn’t Make Forbes Top 50 Highest-Paid Athletes In The World

"Notorious" apparently did not earn enough this year.

Conor Mcgregor Not Made To Forbes List
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  • Conor McGregor failed to make it to the 2024 Forbes’ Top 50 highest-paid athletes
  • No UFC fighter made it to the list this year

Conor McGregor, as well as other UFC fighters, didn’t earn enough to make it to the Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes of 2024.

No Conor this time

McGregor has been the UFC’s biggest draw for years and he has made quite a fortune with his legacy and stature.  However, “Notorious” was notably absent from this year’s Forbes’ list of the Top 50 highest-paid athletes. In fact, the list revealed that no UFC fighter made the cut.

According to current list, only Tyson Fury, who made $50 million to rank No. 42, and Anthony Joshua, who made $46.2 million to rank No. 47, are the only combat sports athletes who managed to make it to the Top 50.

For sure, fans and analysts were surprised by McGregor’s absence from the coveted list, considering his previous success and massive earnings. In fact, in 2021, Forbes named “Notorious” as the highest paid athlete of the year.

Prior to the Forbes’ updated list, McGregor was reportedly ordered to disclose the total profits from the sale of his Proper No. 12 whiskey. This was a court order which stems from his ongoing legal battle with former UFC fighter Artem Lobov, who was supposed to receive a portion of the whiskey company’s sale but apparently didn’t receive the agreed amount.

While McGregor may not have made Forbes’ Top 50 highest-paid athletes of 2024, his legacy as one of the most iconic figures in the history of MMA remains secure.

Published on May 18, 2024 at 12:28 pm
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