Conor Mcgregor is set to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo in Forbes’ list following his fight against Floyd Mayweather on Sunday.
While Ronaldo topped this year’s earnings with £71m, McGregor’s super fight is said to earn him over £77m – with endorsements excluded.
McGregor is renowned for his predictions and even said to Ronaldo that he’d eclipse him in the Forbes list when the pair met in the build up to UFC 202 last July.
The Irishman said: “You were number one on the Forbes list, I was like number 35 or something. I’ll get up. Maybe next year I’ll get you.’ Ronaldo replied: ‘I don’t think so.”
And with Mayweather now retired from boxing, maybe McGregor will fancy his chances of becoming the world’s richest athlete in the near future.
The Irishman is open to the possibility of fighting in the UFC before the end of the year.