So Burger King have penned a deal with Conor McGregor. The endorsement from the fast food franchise means there is even more money in the pot for Conor, who is fast becoming one of the biggest paid names in sports.
The outspoken Irishman is already sitting on a king’s ransom from his boxing match with undefeated Floyd Mayweather, a bout that took place in 2017 and generated over $70,000,000 for both fighters.Now, true to form, Conor McGregor has popped up on social media to wave the financial benefits of his Burger King deal in the faces of other athletes and celebrities.
“Making deals and TAKING deals! Kings recognise Kings!” McGregor wrote on Instagram.
“Congrats to @jayz on his number 1 takeover from @diddy in the highest paid Forbes list.
“What a take-over! Diddy hasn’t been number 2 in so long. Until now.
“Zoom into that two tone with the powder blue on my wrist mate. You might see 1st place again.
Credit: Conor McGregor Instagram
McGregor even believes he is now financially better-off than international football superstar, Cristian Ronaldo, currently playing at Real Madrid.
“I am also really interested to see this years Forbes highest paid athletes list… I have now surpassed @cristiano Ronaldo as I told him I would in 2016.”
And it wouldn’t have been typical McGregor without a call-out to long-standing rival Floyd Mayweather, who he no longer considers as competition in the highest paid rankings in sport.
“Floyd as a retired fighter that makes ZERO substantial revenue outside of them ropes is not on the list, and in the long game, is already dead. Mixed Martial Arts is a glorious game, Floyd. You are going to love it hahaha.”
“King bless you all! @burgerking.”Fight fans will be pleased to hear McGregor is edging closer to a return to the Octagon to resurrect his colourful career with the UFC.
The former lightweight and featherweight title-holder announced last month: “I am fighting again. Period. I am the best at this.”