Conor McGregor pocketed a cool $500,000 for his 13-second destruction of Jose Aldo at UFC 194 (see it) this past weekend (Sat., Dec. 12, 2015) in Las Vegas, Nevada, to capture the undisputed featherweight title.
A sum that is getting him closer to becoming the first $100 million man in the history of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
A goal "Notorious" will likely reach by the end of his Octagon career, according to a bold prediction made by company CEO, Lorenzo Fertitta, during a recent conversation with reporters.
UFC chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said Tuesday night that he thought McGregor would be "our first $100 millionaire. Fertitta said that number, which assumes McGregor will continue to dominate, would be from fight earnings, bonuses and pay-per-view revenue and would not include his outside income from the likes of Monster, his autograph deal with Fanatics or entertainment deals.
Plus, he's also securing his financial future outside of the Octagon, as he is already starting his path to Hollywood stardom, too. And he also has the backing of several prominent blue chip sponsors, as well.
And if he keeps winning and headlining pay-per-view (PPV) events, his UFC checks will only get bigger, as will his cut from the PPV buys.
Though we don't exactly know how much McGregor gets paid after a fight -- other than what's reported here -- it's safe to assume the Irishman gets rewarded handsomely, as extravagant purchases such as these aren't going to come from someone who is barely making a living.
Plus, if the guy who writes the checks says you have the potential to earn $100 million, you're already off to a fine start.