Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Mcgregor to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo in the latest Forbes rich list

UFC fighter Conor Mcgregor, will rise above Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo in Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid athletes after his fiight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

According to report, Mcgregor is set to earn £77 million after his encounter with Mayweather despite his 10th round knock-out defeat.

The rich list is calculated base on salaries, bonuses and endorsement deals which include appearances fees and sponsorship.

The Real Madrid attacker, Cristiano Ronaldo topped the Forbes Rich list this year with earnings of £71 million and will be overtake by the Irish UFC fighter.

Conor Mcgregor had previously predicted that he would overtake Cristiano Ronaldo on the Forbes rich list when the two of them met last year.

He said, "You were No. 1 on the Forbes list; I was like 35 or something. I'll get up, maybe next year I'll get you."

Real Madrid number 7, Cristiano Ronaldo replied the Irish boxer with a somehow confident reply by saying "I don't think so"

Mayweather still tops the Forbes list as the number one with £233 million despite Mcgregor overtaking Cristiano Ronaldo.

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