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Conor McGregor's net worth: how much money has the UFC star made?

Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon to face off for the third time against Dustin Poirier, but how much money has the Irish fighter made in his career?

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Conor McGregor's net worth: how much money has the UFC star made?
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Having come out of retirement for a third time, Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon once again in what is the third fight against Dustin Poirier. The decisive showdown takes place on Saturday 10 July in Las Vegas as part of UFC 264 and the two met for a fiery press conference.

McGregor has entered the Octagon only three times since 2016, but continues to be the biggest star in the history of mixed martial arts. He banked more than $30 million for his first-round knock out of Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in January 2020.

January's lightweight bout with Poirier - which balanced things up after McGregor defeated him in the first round when they met in a featherweight clash in September 2014 - was his first fight in a year. And now he's back for more.

McGregor's net worth

According to Forbes, Conor McGregor’s net worth in 2020 was $48 million, which is only set to increase as his business portfolio and brands grow. His overall net worth is reportedly in the region of $120-130 million.

$99 million

McGregor's peak ranking among the top earners was No. 4 in June 2018 following his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather the previous summer. He made an estimated $85 million for the fight, with total annual earnings of $99 million, including endorsements.

The Dubliner recently renewed his sponsorship deal with Reebok which sees him earn up to $5m-per-year. He has endorsed brands such as Burger King and Beats by Dre.

The fighter turned entrepreneur also founded his popular Irish whisky 'Proper No. Twelve', with strong sales across the globe, due to the strength of McGregor's personal brand.

In 2019, McGregor posted on social media, revealing his delighted in his first year in the whiskey business: “Over $1b generated in Whiskey sales in my first year! Like it or not, there is a new King in town! Proper Whiskey, liquid sunshine!”

McGregor earned $20 million from last Poirier fight

Conor McGregor is one of UFC’s most bankable stars, despite having announced his retirement in 2019 and again in 2020. His disclosed purse for January’s fight against Poirier was five million dollars, plus a share of the pay-per-revenue. That amount was undisclosed but it could have been a large sum, potentially $15 million, taking his total earnings for the fight to twenty million bucks.

Expectations are that he will take home something similar this time around.

You'll be able to follow live-text coverage of Poirier vs McGregor right here at AS English with build up in the hours leading up to it.