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Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by Mecka: 11:43am On Jun 08, 2021
The world’s best athletes have plenty of opportunities to bank on their popularity. Besides lucrative sports contracts, most of them earn even more significant profits from heavy endorsement deals.

According to data presented by SafeBettingSites.com, Connor McGregor, as the highest-paid athlete in the world, racked up on and off-field earnings of around $180 million this year, more than Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or LeBron James.

McGregor Earned $158M in Endorsements, Three Times More than Cristiano Ronaldo

McGregor’s performance earnings came from his appearance at UFC 257 in January 2021, in which he was knocked out by Dustin Poirier in the second round. Despite the disappointing showing, the MMA fighter could still boost his income through various endorsements and sponsorship deals, including those with Reebok and Beats by Dre. His primary source of off-field income came through the sale of his whiskey brand Proper No. Twelve to Proximo Spirits.

The Forbes data revealed that Conor McGregor earned $158 million in endorsements this year, three times more than Cristiano Ronaldo and double of LeBron James, as the athlete with the second-largest endorsement earnings globally.

As well as winning an incredible number of trophies, Lionel Messi tops the list of the highest-paid footballers. With $130 million in this year’s earnings, Argentinian footballer ranked as the second highest-paid athlete globally. Statistics show Messi has one of the two highest salary earnings, bringing him $97 million in 2021. Endorsement deals, including a lifetime sponsorship deal with Adidas, and deals with Pepsi, Lay’s, and Budweiser, brought him another $33 million this year.

The Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, is the third highest-paid athlete globally. His on-field earnings hit $70 million this year, $27 million less than Messi.

However, the famous footballer, who boasts five Champions League titles to his name, had off-field earnings of $50 million thanks to a lifetime deal with Nike and endorsements with DAZN, Electronic Arts, and Tag Heuer.

Three out of Ten Highest-Paid Athletes are Soccer Players

An American football player, Dak Prescot ranked fourth on the Forbs list of the highest-paid athletes globally. The Dallas Cowboys` quarterback earned $107.5 million in 2021, $73 million less than the first-ranked Collin McGregor. However, statistics show Prescot has the highest on-field earnings, bringing him $97 million this year.

Basketball superstar, LeBron James, rounds the top five list with $96.5 million in this year’s earnings. His endorsement deals make two-thirds of that value.

The Forbes data also revealed that three out of ten highest-paid athletes globally are soccer players. Football players took two spots on this list, the same as basketball players. MMA, auto racing, and tennis all have one athlete in the top ten list.

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by seandurse(m): 3:03pm On Jun 08, 2021
grin
Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by Mecka: 8:28pm On Jun 08, 2021
Too much money lalasticlala

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by INTEGRITYA1(m): 10:21am On Jun 09, 2021
Great

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by Ewizard(m): 10:22am On Jun 09, 2021
Get me some gloves. sad

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by oluwaseyi0: 10:22am On Jun 09, 2021
yet all these loud miscreant touts will be disturbing the street and even killing themselves with nothing to show

see better money-spinning fightings

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by DenreleDave(m): 10:22am On Jun 09, 2021
grin this is a big lie



Davido, wizkid, burna, tiwa savage, Bella schmurda earns more than this guy...

No celebrity in the world earn more than Nigerian celebrities
........


IF you agree with me, say yeah yeah

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by rawtouch: 10:22am On Jun 09, 2021
shocked
Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by Nobody: 10:22am On Jun 09, 2021
Poverty leave me alone !!!

And 2021 never finish.

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by MasonKendall(m): 10:23am On Jun 09, 2021
Who is the highest paid player in the NPFL grin A first row ticket to watch the 2094 UCL final awaits the winner cheesy

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by Omezif(m): 10:23am On Jun 09, 2021
You can't compaire footballers to some other world best athletes no matter how good they are in the field. Besides ronaldo, messi, pele, maradona no footballer ever clocked their feats.
the difference is that some athletes are risking their life before earning while footballers are not.

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by ODJ124(m): 10:23am On Jun 09, 2021
shocked
I claim it too...

I for like fight Mayweather... If I loss.. Ma compensation is gonna be bigger most managers one year salary..


Thread seen..

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by definitelyME(m): 10:23am On Jun 09, 2021
All is vanity...Seek yeah first the kingdom of God...not money...

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by slawormiir: 10:23am On Jun 09, 2021
Damnnn niggarrrr

EyezofGod120:
grin where this people dey see money na,upon say ronaldo buy this buy that,this one still pass am,,I no come understand again o
Na so the life be
He nor balance

The money way you take dey carry body say you too get

Na im people take dey buy recharge card

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by obochima: 10:24am On Jun 09, 2021
WAW. So much money in boxing.
Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by EyezofGod120: 10:24am On Jun 09, 2021
grin where this people dey see money na,upon say ronaldo buy this buy that,this one still pass am,,I no come understand again o

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by gaftsoil(m): 10:24am On Jun 09, 2021
Messi

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by pyyxxaro: 10:24am On Jun 09, 2021
Akpabio can steal x3 of this in 2months kiss

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by purplekayc(m): 10:25am On Jun 09, 2021
He sold his liquor business this year

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by yeyeboi(m): 10:25am On Jun 09, 2021
Ok
Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by BeardedShaman: 10:25am On Jun 09, 2021
Na who go blow me give $100M I dey find now

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by meobizy(f): 10:25am On Jun 09, 2021
Nobody cares. The resulting ignorant Nairaland comments will make me run to the toilet; them dey worry belle.
Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by vertueptime: 10:25am On Jun 09, 2021
Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by Nobody: 10:26am On Jun 09, 2021
shocked shocked
Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by virginboy1(m): 10:26am On Jun 09, 2021
See moneyyyyy... shocked
And they don't make noise.

Small money that some yeyebrities will make ,they won't let us hear word on social media. undecided

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by ictjobber: 10:27am On Jun 09, 2021
Loud mouthed ote fighter

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by ictjobber: 10:27am On Jun 09, 2021
obochima:
WAW. So much money in boxing.

MMA/UFC is not Boxing

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by Peterolus(m): 10:29am On Jun 09, 2021
Audio money

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Re: Connor Mcgregor Racked Up $180M In 2021, More Than Messi, Ronaldo, Or Lebron by Jaqenhghar: 10:29am On Jun 09, 2021
DenreleDave:
grin this is a big lie



Davido, wizkid, burna, tiwa savage, Bella schmurda earns more than this guy...

No celebrity in the world earn more than Nigerian celebrities
........


IF you agree with me, say yeah yeah

Yeah yeah grin grin grin

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