Conor McGregor was named the world’s fourth-highest-paid athlete by Forbes on Tuesday, but that’s not high enough for the former two-division champ.
McGregor celebrated the news in an Instagram post, while revealing he agreed to a UFC fight in May that never happened.
McGregorbehind only Floyd Mayweather, Messi, and Ronaldo among the world’s highest earners, according to Forbes.
In the post, he says he agreed to a fight at UFC 224 in Brazil on May 12, lamenting the money he could’ve earned had he been allowed to compete. He didn’t suggest who his opponent would have been, butreports the plan was for McGregor to fight Rafael Dos Anjos for an interim belt.
The UFC lost three fights at UFC 223 due to McGregor’s attack on a bus carrying fighters from the Barclays Arena in Brooklyn. As a result, he was charged with three counts of assault and is scheduled to appear in a New York courtroom on June 14.
McGregor hasn’t appeared in the Octagon since November 2016.
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