As per reports, the highest-earning athlete in 2021 is UFC’s, Conor McGregor. The fighter debuted in UFC 9 years back in 2013 and is one of the most popular men in this business. His efforts in the MMA world has been reflected in the octagon and has eventually made him the highest-earning athlete in 2021.
Conor McGregor earning more than Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar
The 33-year-old UFC superstar incredibly earns more than Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr., and reports state that his earning is more per minute than these three greats of football. As per Ladbrokes research, Conor McGregor has earned a massive 6.2 million pounds per minute during the 2021 year, which is a way ahead of the other UFC fighters.
It is very necessary to remember that the findings were calculated based on the fights, which lasts three minutes on average. The UFC starfighter was defeated in his two fights against Dustin Poirier on January 24, and July 11 on a rematch in 2021, respectively. However, despite all these, McGregor experienced the last laugh this year in terms of earnings.
The rank of other Athletes
Other than Conor McGregor, boxing star Canelo Alvarez comes second on the list who earned 444 thousand dollars per minute. Next, American football quarterback Tom Brady comes third in the list 37 thousand dollars earning per minute. The fourth and fifth position is occupied by star footballer Neymar Jr. and Cristiano Ronaldo 32 thousand dollars and 18 thousand dollars per minute earning respectively.
McGregor reigning at the top
Conor McGregor is not only earning higher than the other UFC superstars but is way ahead of the other athletes across the world. Next to him comes Canelo Alvarez whose earning is 444 thousand dollars per minute which is a massive amount but still very less compared to the top earner which is a phenomenal 6.2 million pounds per minute.