Throughout his career, Conor McGregor has become increasingly known for picking a target, chasing it, and achieving it. After all, one of his early monikers was Mystic Mac.
nd after each success, McGregor regroups, and aims his gaze at a loftier target. After facing Floyd Mayweather in the biggest fight in history this year, McGregor’s goals have never been higher.
“You know, I just dream of hitting that ‘billy’ mark, if I‘m being honest,” McGregor said, speaking wth Reuters. “I‘m cruising toward that billion-dollar mark.”
“Ronaldo was number one last year, I was number 24… with $34 million in revenue,” McGregor said, revealing he made $140 million from his boxing bout with Mayweather in August. “Next year, if it stands as is, Floyd will be number one, I’ll be number two, and Ronaldo will be number three [on the Forbes list]. If I fight one or two more times I will overtake [Mayweather].
“So that’s what my goal is right now – number one, highest-paid athlete Forbes 2018, make my way towards the billion-dollar mark, and then continue to go.”
Now, the question on the table is the same one that was asked the moment McGregor left the boxing ring — who is next? While the Irishman has seemingly committed to a UFC bout, the opponent and — maybe more importantly — the terms aren’t certain. McGregor wants to get back into the cage, but he wants to get back for the right price and the right positiong. A co-promoter role.
“It is certainly something I will seek. I will seek equity in the company, I will seek to be a part of the company,” McGregor said. “It makes sense form all angles, but we’ll see. We’re in the negotiations stage.”