SPORTS

UFC star Conor McGregor set to earn $80million from his next fight on Saturday even if he loses

UFC star Conor McGregor set to earn million from his next fight on Saturday even if he loses

Conor McGregor is set to make his long-awaited UFC return against Donald Cerrone, and the Irishman is expected to rake in a staggering $80 million from the fight. 

The 31-year-old former two-weight UFC champion, who last competed inside the Octagon in 2018, lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov. Now, he’ll make his comeback fight against Cerrone at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this coming Saturday.

UFC star Conor McGregor set to earn $80million from his next fight on Saturday even if he loses

Despite being out of action for over a year, McGregor claims he’ll earn $80m from the fight. 

“It’s going to be a good pay cheque,” he told ESPN. “Probably the most ever in my mixed martial arts career… I’m estimating a good $80m [£62m].

“We have Australia, Canada and England and Ireland… it should be a good one.

When asked how much money he made in his defeat against Khabib Nurmagomedov, McGregor said: “$50m [£38m]. They think I’m toast but I’m still the bread.

“I’ll be a billionaire by the time I’m 35.”

Leave a Comment