UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor became the first fighter in MMA history to make the Forbes 100 list of highest paid athletes. However, making history by being included on a list of sports’ most prestigious athletes apparently isn’t enough to get McGregor’s pulse racing.
Upon receiving the news, McGregor tweeted:
Made the Forbes 100 today.
Still in the hood. #Dublin12 pic.twitter.com/hMFBzYFoi9
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 8, 2016
McGregor entered at #88 on the Forbes list with an estimated earning of $22 million.
Within the last year McGregor has continued to set high numbers in both live event attendances and pay-per-view sales with memorable wins over Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo. His last appearance – a submission loss to Nate Diaz – has generated so much interest in a McGregor-Diaz rematch that their second fight is expected to make UFC 202 in August one of the highest-selling UFC PPVs in history.