Forbes Name Conor McGregor Highest Paid Athlete of 2021

Conor McGregor was named the highest paid athlete last year by Forbes, beating out the likes of Roger Federer, Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo. McGregor gained a big chunk of his revenue from selling his whiskey brand Proper No. Twelve that sold for over $600 Million to Proximo Spirits.

McGregor reportedly pulled in over $150 million from the sale which help him surpass Federer for the top spot.