Fire-spitting Lamborghinis. Mink coats. Cruising crystal seas on skyscraper yachts. It’s no question that Conor McGregor knows how to spend his money. It’s something that was a constant even before his multi-million dollar boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather. It’s something that McGregor flaunts, but is also self-aware about. He recently too to Instagram to speak about his spending, but also about managing the fortune he’s acquired in his short but incredibly profitable career thus far.
“Here is today’s thoughts: Financial awareness is key at all times. Look at many of our favorite athletes and performers post career. Often it is not a pretty sight. [Mike] Tyson made over $300 million in his fighting career and today stands at a net worth of just $1 million. You must be switched on at all times with your money. We cannot switch off here. Know your money and where it is going at all times and never ever go broke, trying to look rich. This is coming from me. I am the most flashiest. I just posted a picture on a yacht sipping Fiji water from an ice cold glass before this. But trust me, I am the most intelligent also.”
Stay hydrated. pic.twitter.com/wYbpibNmkG
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 31, 2018
“Everything is a tactical move. Everything. This is how we must truly lead our next generations way of thinking. Now as I get older at 29 years of age, I find that I am becoming more and more interested in where much of the money in my home state has gone and where it actually goes when it comes in. There are more and more things I see daily that do not add up. I see many things I do not like and I see many things that I feel can be easily amended under correct instruction. We shall see. Stay woke at all times, kids. See you all at this event later today.” — Conor McGregor via his Instagram.
Despite all the money that Conor McGregor seems to export, he has a ton of import facilities set up in many different avenues. He owns a clothing line, a training program, two websites, his own whiskey, as well as a laundry list of sponsors and endorsements. Of course, he’s still young, learning and earning. The big money question though, is will he earn a couple of big paychecks from the UFC? That’s what most people are wondering as we enter 2018’s combat year.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/31/2018.