McGregor is set to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo on the Forbes athlete rich list, following his super-fight with Mayweather, which is expected to earn him around £77m — and that’s not including endorsement deals. Ronaldo topped the list this year with earnings of £71m. McGregor is renowned for his predictions, and foresaw overtaking Ronaldo when Ronaldo visited him in training last year.
McGregor: 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: I don’t think so.