Conor McGregor might be richer than Tom Brady.
2020 was a huge year for Conor McGregor. He was named Forbes’ richest athlete in the world and now 2021 is not looking too shabby for the former two-division champion.
According to stats from Ladbrokes, McGregor makes more per minute than some of the biggest names in sports.
He tops the list at making $8.6 million per minute in 2021 whereas Canelo Alvarez earned just $444,000 per minute. Next on the list is NFL GOAT Tom Brady who makes $37,000 per minute and then two soccer stars bottom off the list with $32,000 a minute for Neymar and $18,000 per minute for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Conor McGregor didn’t even fight three full rounds in 2021
McGregor fought just twice in 2021, losing both fights to Dustin Poirier. The first bout ended in the second round and the second bout ended in the first with a gruesome leg injury to McGregor.
He’s hoping to make a return in 2022.
Forbes hasn’t released their list for 2021’s richest athletes so we don’t know if McGregor will top it again or if someone like Brady will knock him out of the number one position.