UFC Fighter Conor McGregor will rise above football star Cristiano Ronaldo in the latest Forbes rich list edition for athletes after earning more than £77m in his TKO defeat against the 50-0 champ, Floyd Mayweather . Regardless of the outcome of
the match, McGregor was already a winner in Las Vegas before the first bell thanks to the record-breaking hype that generated up to £500m.
Earlier this year, Real Madrid golden boy, Christiano Ronaldo topped the list with
an earning of £71m, but the Real Madrid star will drop down after McGregor career-high pay day.
Despite overtaking Ronaldo, the No.1 earning athlete rank will not belong to McGregor because even if we tried, we cannot forget the £233m that is going into Mayweather’s purse.