The luxurious lifestyle of Conor McGregor
He may not have won The Money Fight but Conor McGregor sure got paid from it. Estimates suggest that the fighter earned as much as $70 million from his bout with Floyd Mayweather Junior, only adding to his lavish lifestyle. He likes fashion and fast cars and now that he’s got enough for both in abundance, he’s taking advantage of it. Let’s take a look at the luxurious lifestyle of the Notorious one.
The man born in Dublin back in 1988 has changed a lot in the last decade. Ten years ago, McGregor was a teenage plumbing apprentice with an interest in martial arts but as time went by, fighting took over his life. McGregor started training full-time and taking part in local cage fighting matches whilst living off welfare payments. He was surviving off peanuts when he eventually signed up with UFC in 2013. McGregor’s status grew with his win record and he eventually became the highest paid fighter in Dana White’s organisation.
That rise to the top of his field seemed to change McGregor slightly. His social media platforms are hugely popular and an analysis by Betway provided some interesting findings. There was a marked increase in the number of posts made by McGregor per year between 2013 and 2017 but the biggest change is what the Irishman has been posting about. In 2013, he posted about fighting more than anything else but by 2015 and 2017, celebrities and fashion were the dominating topics respectively.
The fight with Mayweather has only escalated this. McGregor brought in some serious money from the bout which added a few cherries to the top of ‘The Mac Life.’ Let’s take a look at what he spends it on.
McGregor loves fashion. From suits with the words ‘f**k you’ embroidered into a pinstripe to Versace gowns, McGregor loves dressing to the nines. The Irishman is usually spotted in three-piece suits before and after fights. It’s estimated that McGregor spent $100,000-$150,000 on custom-made suits each year before his Mayweather bout. That number could increase thanks to the added income but it might not if things go McGregor’s way in the retail market.
Yes, McGregor is starting his own fashion label with luxury purveyor, David August. August McGregor launches next year. “Fashion is something that I am truly passionate about,” McGregor said in a recent statement. “I am excited to share exactly that with my fans by giving them a chance to share my iconic looks.”
The line will stock suits, shirts and accessories with prices ranging from $500 to $1,200.
McGregor has an incredible array of high-performance cars. His ivory Lamborghini Aventador Roadster spits fire and his forest green Lamborghini Huracan Avio is the only one of its kind in Ireland.
McGregor also loves a luxury motor with Rolls-Royce his brand of choice. The Irishman has three Rollers including a Dawn, a Phantom Drophead and a Ghost, the latter of which is a custom-made model. To counteract this, the fighter also drives an electric plug-in BMW i8.
Since making it big, Conor McGregor has stayed in some incredible houses and hotels. However, one of the first big purchases he made was a slightly smaller home in Dublin. After achieving success in the UFC world, McGregor decided to give some of his money back to his parents, paying off their mortgage and buying them brand new BMWs.
For himself, McGregor famously stayed at Villa de Soliel, 305 Rosegate Ave, Henderson, Nevada during the run-up to the Jose Aldo fight in Las Vegas. The house dubbed ‘The Mac Mansion’ boasts six bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a five car garage and an indoor elevator.
McGregor lives a party lifestyle. After the defeat to Mayweather, he spent over $100,000 on drinks at an after party before heading to Ibiza, Spain for a friend’s wedding. Whilst there, McGregor stayed at a local villa and spent his days on yachts.
The Irishman finally had a chance for reflection after his defeat to Mayweather and it came after spotting the extravagant Sailing Yacht A, the $480 million luxury liner owned by Andrey Melnichenko.
“This is an eye opening level of opulence to witness first hand,” McGregor wrote. “To me, it is truly motivating. I’m starting to think I don’t have a wealth belly just yet. I’m more just rich fat now. I must keep eating.”
When most people lose an important sporting event, there’s a need for time off and reflection. They’ve just missed a goal they’ve spent their whole life working towards and they need to sit back and re-evaluate things before moving onto their next one. McGregor’s epiphany was more financial than sporting. It seems that the Irishman’s next career move will just be to follow the money, wherever that may lead him.
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