UFC two division champion Conor McGregor has been building an empire outside of the octagon for some time now. A few years ago he created his own combat sports news website, created a daily workout dvd series, has a documentary movie in theaters, an 8 episode mini-series airing on various networks all across the world, video games, commercials and more. All of which he takes home monthly royalties for. In a recent interview during his movie premiere Conor revealed just how much in an interview with BBC. Check it out.
“You know, I just dream of hitting that ‘billy’ mark, if I’m being honest, I’m cruising towards the billion-dollar mark, and that’s … right now, what’s next for me is in June to July of next year, will be the next Forbes 100 list, the highest-paid athlete’s list.”
“(Cristiano) Ronaldo was No.1 last year, I was No.24 I believe, with $34m in revenue. Next year, if it stands as is, Floyd (Mayweather) will be No.1, I’ll be No.2 and Ronaldo will be No.3.”
“If I fight one or two more times I will overtake him, so that’s what I am looking to get, right, that’s what my goal is right now. Number one highest-paid athlete Forbes 2018 and then make my way towards the billion-dollar mark and then continue to go.”
“I look at politicians and they’re almost hated by everyone and I don’t want to be in that position. I like to help people and do my thing from where I’m at. It’s already like I am a politician, whatever I say, whatever I do, it’s everywhere. If I do good, it blows up everywhere, if I do bad it blows up everywhere.”
“I must use my power and my position to do good, I’m not going to seek a title, what would be the purpose of me going into politics, would it be revenue? What does a politician earn; £100,000 a year? I’m talking half a million a month I’m on. I’m happy where I am, I am the president in my own way.”