Conor McGregor nevertheless had a very profitable year, but he’s no more time the best-paid athlete in athletics.
Which is according to Forbes, who discovered the leading 50 maximum-paid athletes’ listing for 2022 on Wednesday, with soccer star Lionel Messi at the prime just after he reportedly gained $130 million by means of a profitable contract though participating in for Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona alongside with a multitude of endorsement deals.
As for McGregor, he arrived in at No. 35 total just after he reportedly took property $43 million with $33 million coming from fight purses by way of two fights with Dustin Poirier and yet another $10 million for endorsements and sponsorship deals.
In 2021, McGregor in fact topped the record at No. 1 all round just after he reportedly acquired $180 million for the year, which provided marketing a the vast majority share in his whiskey manufacturer Appropriate No. 12.
A calendar year later on, McGregor is still by considerably the maximum earning mixed martial artist — he’s the only just one outlined in the leading 50 — but his earnings ended up definitely significantly a lot less with most of his concentration invested on two fights with Poirier in January and July. Regrettably, McGregor suffered a horrific broken leg in the combat with Poirier in July, which has stored him out of action for the earlier 12 months with the Irish superstar nevertheless recovering from the injury.
Though McGregor arrived in at No. 35, previous YouTube star turned boxer Jake Paul made his initially look on the listing at No. 46 immediately after he reportedly attained $38 million for the year. Paul’s salary involves $30 million from combat purses and one more $8 million from endorsement and sponsorship specials.
Paul fought a total of 3 moments in 2021 with all of his bouts having spot from previous UFC fighters Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren. Paul capped off his year with a stunning knockout in excess of Woodley as he faceplanted the ex-welterweight champion in the sixth round in their rematch in Florida.
As significantly as the major earning athletes from combat sporting activities, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was the only particular person to crack the leading 10 in 2022 right after he reportedly took residence $90 million for the yr with $85 million coming from combat purses along with an further $5 for endorsement and sponsorship promotions.
Not too long ago retired heavyweight boxing king Tyson Fury arrived in at No. 18 on the listing immediately after earning $62 million with $60 million coming from combat purses and $2 million for endorsement and sponsorship specials.
Alvarez, Fury, McGregor and Paul ended up the only 4 combat athletics athletes to crack the best 50 for 2022.