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UFC star Conor McGregor’s net worth rules him out of buying Liverpool FC

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McGregor has shown interest in buying Liverpool after the club was recently put up for sale, but the UFC star’s net worth shows he would need a huge loan to do so.

Conor McGregor has expressed his interest in buying Liverpool FC – but would need to attract wealthy investors to do so.

Former two-weight UFC champion McGregor, 33, threw his name into the hat after Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), announced they were looking to sell the club. In response to a tweet asking him to buy the Premier League giants, McGregor replied: “I WOULD LOVE IT! I requested my information on this, yes. Soon as I heard. What a turn of events! What a club!”

FSG have put together a full presentation in a bid to sell Liverpool to interested parties but unfortunately for McGregor, who is a Manchester United fan, he would need a huge loan to buy the Merseyside club. McGregor’s net worth is estimated to be around £135million, a long way off the £4billion price tag that FSG have put on the side.

McGregor has made more money than any other UFC fighter, past or present, and was involved in the second highest-selling boxing fight of all-time. The Irishman has been competing in the UFC for almost a decade and was only guaranteed £6,000 for his promotional debut, but is guaranteed several million for each of his fights.

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His lone boxing fight against ring legend Floyd Mayweather in 2017 sold 4.3million pay-per-view buys, falling just short of the record set by Mayweather’s ‘Fight of the Decade’ against Manny Pacquiao two years prior. McGregor banked an impressive £61million after tax upon signing the contract for the fight, which remains his highest fight purse to date.

McGregor was the highest-paid athlete in the world in last year’s Forbes list, largely thanks to his earnings outside of the octagon. ‘Notorious’ sold his majority stake in his Proper 12 whiskey brand to Proximo Spirits for a massive £120million, also pocketing £20million for his UFC 257 loss to Dustin Poirier.

Conor McGregor wants to buy Liverpool FC

Conor McGregor wants to buy Liverpool FC

The Irishman also takes home big money through a number of sponsorship deals with companies such as Beats by Dre, Monster Energy, EA, Burger King and Reebok. McGregor dropped down to 35th on this year’s rich list due to his lack of inactivity in the cage, earning £26.5million for his trilogy fight with Poirier at UFC 264 and £8million through endorsements and investments.

Many fans were surprised by McGregor’s interest in purchasing Liverpool given he is a Red Devils fan, but he suggested he also likes the Merseyside club prior to their appearance in Champions League final last year against Real Madrid. “My family are Liverpool, I’m a supporter of Liverpool,” McGregor said before the game.

By Chala Dandessa

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