Conor McGregor isn’t letting something like a broken leg stop him from flexing on his fans on social media.
The Notorious One shared several photos on Instagram with his bulging biceps and a cast on his surgically repaired leg on full display before he went to work out. The 33-year-old Irishman made sure to show off one of his branded T-shirts as well.
“Gym time! Say a prayer for when I get ya,” he posted.
Conor McGregor broke his tibia in the closing moments of the first round against Dustin Poirier on July 11 in Las Vegas. It was McGregor’s third loss in four fights over the past five years. And the second time Poirier has beaten him. Though, McGregor TKO’d Poirier at their first meeting in 2014.
Always the brash big-mouth, McGregor said Poirier’s latest win was “illegitimate.”
“Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want but you’ve done nothing in there. That second round would’ve shown all. Onwards and upwards we go. We dust ourselves off, we build ourselves back, and we come back better than ever,” he said.
With heavy pay-per-view buys for their most recent fight, the two are almost assuredly going to get a rematch. But it may be more than a year before McGregor is ready to fight again, The Daily Mail said.
But despite his broken leg, Conor McGregor hasn’t slowed down. He’s posted several photos from the gym. And he’s been traveling the world, as well. He was even spotted sipping on some of his Proper No.12 Irish Whiskey with Justin Bieber. He posted a photo of himself with the “Yummy” singer on Instagram as they lounged at a Beverly Hills cabana.
Conor McGregor Was Highest Paid Athlete Last Year
Despite his losing streak, McGregor’s bank account has seen nothing but wins recently.
According to Forbes, Conor McGregor earned $180 million in 2020, making him the highest-paid athlete in the world. Though, the lion’s share of that money came from outside the octagon. In his only fight last year, a loss to Dustin Poirier, McGregor made $22 million. Most of the rest of that haul came from selling his majority stake in Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey to Proximo Spirits for $150 million.
He’s only the third athlete to earn more than $70 million outside of their sport in a year. The only others to do it are Tiger Woods and Roger Federer.
Conor McGregor is one of the biggest draws in fighting at the moment. And he’s paid accordingly for that. His fight against Floyd Mayweather netted him around $100 million alone, in 2018. Though, Mayweather made a reported $280 million in the bout, according to Forbes. He has the nickname Money Mayweather for a reason.