Conor McGregor is serious about his paper, it’s easy to tell by just looking at the talented fighter’s lavish lifestyle and expensive taste. However things haven’t always this good for McGregor, he started from the bottom and worked his way up to where he is today. You just got to admire the hustler’s ambition in Conor McGregor. Less than a decade ago, the 31-year-old UFC fighter worked as a plumbers apprentice. As he told Jimmy Fallon in a 2019 appearance on, at the time, he was fighting in low-level matches earning about $100 a fight and collecting welfare in Ireland to get by.
Fast forward to today, and McGregor is worth a reported $100 million (though says he theoretically could be closer to $200 million). Heres how McGregor earned a heavyweight bank account in no time flat.
McGregor started out making just $100 a match.
In 2016, John Kavanaugh, McGregor’s trainer, explained to the Independent that his client’s earnings for his first five years in professional fighting totaled about $1,600 a year.
There was no money and I was running out of ideas, he said. The UFC was a closed shop. There were no opportunities and he had one foot out the door. However, in 2013, the duo got lucky and the UFC signed him on for a contract. By 2015, McGregor was the UFC featherweight champion and named Fighter of the Year.
McGregor was earning millions within a few years.
In 2014, McGregor returned to UFC winning enough matches to be signed to a multi-fight deal. According to , on July 11, 2015, McGregor earned $5 million when he defeated Chad Mendes at UFC 189. He then made another $12 million in just 13-seconds during his fight against Jose Aldo.
And McGregor didn’t slow down there. In 2016, he made an estimated $15 million for his fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 196 and made an additional $25 million for their rematch just one year later. But, he really raked in the dough in 2017. That’s when, according to, he made between $85 million to $100 million for a match against Floyd Mayweather.
Fighting isn’t the only way McGregor makes his millions.
Beyond fighting, McGregor also makes a healthy income thanks to a number of endorsements. Those endorsements include a multi-million-dollar deal with both Monster Energy and Reebok. McGregor also has deals Beats by Dre and Anheuser-Busch, Money reported.
In 2018, McGregor also launched his own clothing line, August McGregor fashion, He even launched is own whiskey, meaning hell likely make a few hundred more million before he actually retires for good.