Conor McGregor is expected to collect about $100 million for his fight against Floyd Mayweather, but he didn’t seem to know exactly how he’d spend it after suffering a 10th-round technical knockout Saturday night.
McGregor’s personal clothier told USA Today that the Irish mixed martial arts star forks out more than $1 million a year for clothes. McGregor has an affinity for luxury cars, too. But even with a fleet of new vehicles and and a walk-in closet full of new suits, McGregor, 29, presumably would have tens of millions of dollars at his disposal.
“I don’t know how I spend it,’’ he said during a post-fight press conference. “I just carry on living my life. Carefree, with a smart mind and just enjoy life.’’
That said, McGregor indicated he intends to make sure he gets what he’s owed. While McGregor was guaranteed $30 million for the fight, that figure could more than triple thanks to revenue from pay-per-view sales, merchandise sales and sponsorship.
“Well, now we go into the accounting phase,’’ he said, adding, “I send auditors in there like (expletive) sharks.’’
With that left to his auditors, McGregor seemed more focused on making money than spending it.
He brought a bottle of what he called Notorious Irish Whiskey to the press conference and indicated he’ll be selling his branded liquor soon. Earlier in the week, he also announced he’ll be launching a fashion line with his personal clothier, David August Heil, and that he was about to quadruple his net worth with his payday from his bout against Mayweather dubbed as “The Money Fight.’’
“There are so many ventures that are bringing in nice revenue for me,’’ he said. “I’m building brands.
“The money’s good for me. I’m very blessed and very happy I’m in the position I’m in. Right now I’m in the stage of forever money. As long as I’m tactical and make some smart decisions and don’t do nothing stupid, I’m set for life.’’
Source: Josh Peter| USA Today