Conor McGregor is one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world in 2019 despite only fighting once last year

Conor McGregor UFC fighter

Conor McGregor has been named one of the world’s highest-paid
celebrities for 2019 even though he only fought once last year.

The Irish UFC fighter was ranked 65th in a rich
list Forbes published
on Wednesday, which recognized an
estimated $47 million he earned for the preceding 12 months.

McGregor is most famous for possessing a tongue as sharp as his
famed left cross punch. The way he clapped back at rival fighters
in pre-fight press conferences led to many viral moments, while his
ability to seemingly concuss an opponent at will produced as many
highlight-reel moments in sport.

These combined assets led to a wild marketability as a
pay-per-view (PPV) star, contributing to many of UFC’s best-selling
fights of all time.

His 2018 submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov generated
2.5 million PPV sales and is the third best-selling event
in
combat sports history.

Even though he was so conclusively beaten, Forbes reports that
he received a base salary of $3 million, and that the success of
the PPV meant his total fight pay exceeded $30 million.

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McGregor has not fought since that bout, but has worked on the
promotion and marketing of his popular Proper No. Twelve whiskey
brand.

Business Insider was told
the brand sold almost 200,000 cases in its first six months
of
trading, and has
plans to release more expressions in the months and years ahead as
it looks to close the gap on Jameson
.

As well as Proper No. Twelve, his August McGregor clothing line,
his McGregor FAST workout program, and his MacLife website,
McGregor is sponsored by blue-chip brands like Beats, Monster
Energy, and Burger King.

Forbes estimates McGregor to have earned approximately $15
million through his endorsements deals.

McGregor said he was
walking away from combat sports earlier in the year
, but though

he appeared to go back on that retirement
statement, he has no
opponent lined up and it is unclear whether he will compete in
2019.


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Conor McGregor is one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world in 2019 despite only fighting once last year