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Conor McGregor is now the world's best paid athlete

Words by Nathan Irvine

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Conor McGregor has always strutted around like he's one of the richest people in the world, and now he is officially one of them. The Irish UFC star has topped the 2021 Forbes list of The World's 10 Highest-Paid Athletes.

Although he's had mixed fortunes in the Octagon of late - a disappointing loss to Dustin Poirier in 2020, which he still made $22m from - McGregor has been busy making waves in the business world. A sideline in fitness programs, a whiskey business, a video game and more, Conor has knocked out the competition to lead the list with a cool $180m of earnings.

But who did he beat to the top spot? All these people...

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