I’m not even talking morally here. You know, like losing will help you grow stronger and all the crap blah, blah, blah. What I’m saying is that in the case of McGregor, losing the fight against Floyd Mayweather hasn’t hurt him, his career, or his wallet for that matter.
Hell, what have you gotten for winning? I don’t know where you’re at in life but I haven’t reached the $125 million mark yet and I think I’m doing fairly well at the moment! Which makes you think really, what would he have gotten had he won?
Lopez, Rodriguez, Chris Hemsworth, Leo DiCaprio and so many other people watched as the two came head to head in the Las Vegas ring on August 26. Now, the UFC champ lost “by technical knock out in the tenth round” but nobody from the McGregor camp was shedding a tear. This fighter was covered (for life, basically).
So McGregor chose to set a goal for himself. In 2016, the fighter was heard saying to Ronaldo, “You were number one on the Forbes list, I was like number 35 or something. I'll get up. Maybe next year I'll get you.”
So have you done the math yet? If you haven’t, fret not, we have done it for you. What the sum means is that McGregor earned about 3 million for every minute in the ring. Getting hit in the face has never looked more alluring.
The earnings of this fight have pushed Mayweather into another special list. It seems that the boxer may reach the $1 billion mark thanks to his earnings. Only two other athletes have reached this mark — Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan.