His swift victory over José Aldo in 2015 paved the way for success in Conor McGregor's career. He went from being a title contender to a
His swift victory over José Aldo in 2015 paved the way for success in Conor McGregor’s career. He went from being a title contender to a champion who revolutionized the world of mixed martial arts with his eccentric personality and his amazing performances in the octagon. Each fight of his increased his fame and money in his bank account, but it was not until he faced Floyd Mayweather that he climbed to the top of the richest athletes in the world.
He even came to lead the 2020 Forbes list with 180 million dollars, surpassing athletes of the stature of Cristiano Ronal or Lionel Messi. How did he manage to accumulate so much money? Most of his income came from the sale of his majority stake in the Proper No. Twelve brand of Whiskey, which sold for $150 million.
But success did not always embrace Conor McGregor, the Irishman had to work hard to achieve his dreams. At Otium, we want to bring to mind all the obstacles the mixed martial arts athlete overcame before becoming a UFC star. Do you know how much money he used to survive on before he was a professional athlete? Here we tell you.
The money Conor McGregor earned before coming to the UFC
Long before he was recognized as MMA’s brightest star, Conor McGregor barely had enough money to live on. These tough days, perhaps, he wouldn’t have gotten through if his girlfriend, Dee Devlin, hadn’t been in his corner, cheering him on.
«We have been together for more than eight years, we lived in Ireland, 30 kilometers from Dublin, in a rental apartment with the unemployed salary of 188 euros. I didn’t have a job because I spent all my time in the gym », said the Irishman when remembering his beginnings.
188 euros were the only thing McGregor had in his wallet to cover his days, but his girlfriend supported him in those years and now they are one of the richest couples in the world. “My girlfriend has worked very hard over the years and she took a chance on me when she had absolutely nothing. For me, being able to get her out of work, give her everything she ever wanted and travel the world fills me with pride.”