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Conor McGregor boosted his enormous net-worth in 2021 despite a mixed return to UFC action – and has even hinted at plans to buy his beloved Manchester United and purchase shares in Celtic.
The Irish megastar has gone from humble beginnings to become one of the most recognisable athletes on the planet, and was even named top on Forbes’ list of highest-paid stars so far this year.
The 32-year-old, who goes out for revenge against Dustin Poirier in July, is said to have earned £127.75m in the past 12 months – with the sale of Proper No. Twelve his biggest earner.
He said after the sale: "Thanks to my Irish Whiskey fans all across the globe! Proper Twelve is my baby for life, and I am just warming up the barrels here! What I have in store for you all will not only take Proper Twelve to the absolute pinnacle of Irish Whiskey! But of all spirits!"
McGregor's 10 wins from 13 UFC outings have given him estimated earnings of $122m.
In addition, his clash against Floyd Mayweather in 2017 received more than five millions PPV buys, earning him around $100m before tax.
Celebrity Net Worth estimate that McGregor has a personal fortune of around $200million, which looks set to rise over the next 12 months should he fulfil his promise of UFC glory.
His recent success led to an interest in buying his beloved United following the European Super League misjudgment that put more pressure on the Glazer family.
Writing to his 8.6m followers following the recent protests at Old Trafford, McGregor said: “Hey guys, I’m thinking about buying Manchester United! What do you think?”
McGregor said of his love for the club back in January: “I was more a player than a watcher back then, but Manchester United was my team.
“It was only the other day I came across an old picture of myself wearing that infamous grey United jersey, which I bought with my [First Holy] Communion money at eight years of age.
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“I see my son when I look at that photo. I’d love to know where it is now. A truly ‘Notorious’ jersey!
“I was attracted to the success and winning mentality of the club and people surrounded by United. Irish legends like Denis Irwin and Roy Keane were dedicated to their craft and had that winning mentality.
“Roy Keane was one of the best midfielders European football has ever seen. Opponents would be mentally beaten before they’d even stepped on to the pitch to face him."
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