Conor McGregor made a successful comeback in 2016 making him on of the highest paid UFC fighters. In the press conference following UFC 205 he said he is closing out 2016 close to $40 million dollars in earnings.
Conor will continue to be a money making fighter in 2017 and other revenue streams are on sight like boxing. He has already gotten his boxing license (Conor get boxing licsene) and while a Mayweather vs McGregor is not likely to happen we are not shutting it off anytime soon.
One sure thing to increase his earnings is appreaing on “Game of Thrones”.
McGregor, 28, will make an appearance in one of the two remaining seasons of the hit HBO show, according to Northern Ireland newspaper The Sunday Life.
Conor McGregor is expected to appear in one of the two remaining seasons of HBO as the Game of Thrones director is a huge UFC fan and he believe Conor is a perfect fit for the show.
Conor is a also a huge fan of Game of Thrones and has sparring history with the “The Mountain” Icelandic strongman Hafþór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson.
In case you missed that sparring from almost two years ago, here it is:
Following the Game of Thrones appearance floodgates for commercials and more offerings might come Conor’s way. As long as his acting doesn’t interfere and get him beaten up in his next UFC fights, he should be on his way to more earnings in 2017.