Despite his inactivity over the last year, UFC star Conor McGregor is still one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, coming in at No. 16 on Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes for 2020.
McGregor, the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, has fought just once in the past 12 months, but the Irishman is reported to have earned a whopping $32 million for his 40-second TKO of Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 246. ‘The Notorious’ added a further $16 million to his bank account in endorsements, per Forbes, bringing his yearly total to $48 million.
McGregor, who earns $5 million per year in Reebok sponsorship money, landed at No. 4 in 2018 following his mega-money boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. The SBG Ireland standout is reported to have earned $99 million for the bout.
This year, McGregor is just one of four combat sports stars to make the top 30. Other fighters on the list include Tyson Fury (No. 11, $57 million), Anthony Joshua (No. 19, $47 million), Deontay Wilder (No. 20, $46.5 million), and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (No. 30, $37 million), per MMA Fighting.
Tennis star Roger Federer came in at No. 1 with a reported $106.3 million salary.