UFC star Conor McGregor has claimed number one spot on Forbes’ highest-paid athlete list.
McGregor beat off competition from the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lewis Hamilton to the honour.
The Irish UFC star made a gigantic £106 million ($150 million) from his recent sale of whiskey brand Proper 12 to Proximo Spirits, as well as £15.5 million ($22 million) from his sporting endeavors.
McGregor has also upped his game in terms of product endorsements, adding DraftKings, the video game Dystopia: Contest of Heroes and the lifestyle brand Roots of Fight to his portfolio that has included campaigns with Burger King in the past, and a lucrative deal to wear Monster Energy’s logo on his fight shorts.
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Source: Complete Sports