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Conor McGregor – Sponsors | Endorsements | Salary | Net Worth | Notable Honours | Charity Work

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Full Name – Conor Anthony McGregor

Date of Birth – 14 July 1988

Place of Birth – Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland

Nationality – Irish

Salary – US$22m (for fight against Dustin Poirier in January 2021)

Earnings via Endorsements and Investments – US$158m (from May 2020 – May 2021) 

(Salaries’ Source – Forbes)

MMA Record (W-L-D) – 27-5-0

First MMA Fight – 8 March 2008 against Gary Morris at Cage of Truth 2 in Dublin, Ireland. (Result – McGregor beat Morris via TKO)

Last MMA Fight – 24 January 2021 against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Result – Poirier beat McGregor via TKO)

Professional Boxing Record (W-L-D) – 0-1-0

Only Professional Boxing Match – 26 August 2017 against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, USA. (Result – Mayweather beat McGregor via TKO)

 

SPONSORS

Beats by Dre – McGregor signed a personal endorsement deal with the Culver City, California-headquartered American consumer audio products manufacturer in May 2017.

Reebok – McGregor first signed a sponsorship deal with the Boston-headquartered sportswear brand in January 2015.The last renewal between the two parties was a multi-year agreement in October 2018.

Dystopia: Contest of Heroes – Dystopia: Contest of Heroes is a free-to-play online Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game available for Android. In November 2020, a collaboration was announced between the game and Conor McGregor, which would see the latter made available in-game as a playable character.

Roots of Fight – Roots of Fight is a sports apparel and merchandise brand headquartered in Vancouver. In January 2021, McGregor announced he’d be launching his own clothing range in partnership with Roots of Fight, with all earnings going to the Children’s Health Foundation in Crumlin, Ireland.

Burger King – McGregor has been a brand ambassador for the Miami-headquartered fast-food chain since March 2018.

 

Previous Deals

Monster Energy – The energy drink brand of Corona, California-headquartered Monster Beverage Corporation first inked a sponsorship deal with Conor in 2015. The last time the two renewed their partnership was a one-year agreement in October 2018, which Hans Molenkamp, one of Monster’s representatives, described as “one the most lucrative deals the company has done with an athlete.”

MusclePharm – McGregor had an endorsement deal with the Burbank, California-headquartered nutritional supplement company in 2015. MusclePharm fulfilled the Irishman’s bespoke nutritional needs, who in turn promoted the company on social media.

 

Investments

Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey – McGregor launched the Irish whiskey brand in Ireland and the US in September 2018. It is named after the neighbourhood McGregor grew up in – Crumlin, Dublin 12.
In April 2021, McGregor and his partners sold their stake in the whiskey brand to Proximo Spirits, a Jersey City-headquartered American liquor importer and international distributor who already held a 49% stake in the brand, for reportedly US$600m.

 

NOTABLE HONOURS

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • Interim UFC Featherweight Championship (One time)
  • UFC Featherweight Championship (One time)
  • UFC Lightweight Championship (One time)
  • Fight of the Night (Two times) (vs. Nate Diaz (2))
  • Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Marcus Brimage
  • Performance of the Night (Seven times) (vs. Diego Brandão, Dustin Poirier, Dennis Siver, Chad Mendes, José Aldo, Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone)
  • First Irish-born UFC champion
  • Third Multi-Divisional Champion in UFC History (Featherweight, Lightweight)
  • First simultaneous multi-divisional champion in UFC history (Featherweight, Lightweight)
  • Most consecutive Performance of the Night awards in UFC history (5)
  • Most consecutive post-fight bonuses in UFC history (8)
  • Tied for second-most Performance of the Night awards in UFC history (7)
  • Fastest title fight victory in UFC history (13 seconds) (vs. José Aldo)

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship

  • CWFC Featherweight Championship (One time)
  • CWFC Lightweight Championship (One time)

Bleacher Report

  • 2015 Fighter of the Year
  • 2016 Fight of the Year (vs. Nate Diaz at UFC 202)

ESPN

  • 2015 Fighter of the Year

ESPYs

  • 2016 Best Fighter
  • 2016 Nominee for Best Breakthrough Athlete

Fight Matrix

  • Lineal Featherweight Championship

Fox Sports

  • 2015 Fighter of the Year
  • 2016 Fight of the Year (vs. Nate Diaz at UFC 202)

MMA Fighting

  • 2015 Event of the Year (headlined at UFC 189)
  • 2015 Fighter of the Year

MMA Junkie

  • 2015 December Knockout of the Month (vs. José Aldo)
  • 2015 Fighter of the Year
  • 2016 March Fight of the Month (vs. Nate Diaz)
  • 2016 August Fight of the Month (vs. Nate Diaz)

MMA Insider

  • 2013 Best UFC Newcomer

MMA Mania

  • 2015 Event of the Year (headlined at UFC 189)
  • 2015 Fighter of the Year

RTÉ Sport

  • 2016 RTÉ Sports Person of the Year

Rolling Stone

  • 25 Hottest Sex Symbols of 2015 (inclusion)

Severe MMA

  • 2014 Irish Pro Fighter of the Year
  • 2015 Irish Pro Fighter of the Year
  • 2015 Fighter of the Year

Sherdog

  • 2014 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
  • 2015 Event of the Year (headlined at UFC 194)
  • 2015 Knockout of the Year (vs. José Aldo)
  • 2015 Fighter of the Year
  • 2016 Fighter of the Year

The MMA Community

  • 2015 Male Fighter of the Year

Time Magazine

  • 2017 Top 100 Most Influential People (inclusion)

VIP Style Awards

  • 2015 Ireland’s Most Stylish Man

World MMA Awards

  • 2014 International Fighter of the Year
  • 2015 International Fighter of the Year
  • 2014 Fighter of the Year
  • 2015 Fighter of the Year

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020 Best Box Office Draw
  • 2015, 2016 and 2017 Best on Interviews
  • 2015 Feud of the Year (vs. José Aldo)
  • 2016 Feud of the Year Nate Diaz
  • 2016 and 2018 Mixed Martial Arts Most Valuable
  • 2016 Most Charismatic
  • 2015 and 2016 Most Outstanding Fighter of the Year

 

(Source – Wikipedia)                     

 

NOTABLE CHARITY WORK

  • In March 2020, McGregor’s Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey donated US$1 Million to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation – an organisation that supports and honours first responders in America. Via his whiskey brand, McGregor remains a constant supporter of first responders around the world, with US$5 going towards local organisation for every whiskey case sold.
  • In December 2020, he stepped in to save his local Straight Blast Gym – SBG Portarlington in County Laois, Ireland – from closing down. The establishment faced a shutdown because of financial troubles heaped upon by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • In May 2019, McGregor announced that he was building eight properties in Dublin for the homeless. In April 2020, he announced that the properties were ready to be moved in.
  • In 2020, he donated over €1.5m worth of medical supplies to hospitals in his native Ireland as the country battled the coronavirus pandemic.
  • In August 2020, via his company, McGregor Sports and Entertainment, McGregor made a significant investment into Lourdes Celtic Football Club, whose youth ranks he played for as a kid. Apart from investing into infrastructure, McGregor Sports and Entertainment also became the club’s front-of-shirt sponsors for their matchday kits.
  • In April 2021, McGregor donated US$500k to the Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana – a charity in Louisiana. This came on the back of a spat between the Irishman and Dustin Poirier, whose Good Fight Foundation the former had pledged to make the donation to.

 

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