It took Conor McGregor just seven seconds to earn $1 million, making him the highest paid sports star in the world.
Spending a total of 12 minutes and 32 seconds inside the Octagon in 2021 over his two fights against Dustin Poirier, The Irishman earned a total of $8,695,652 per minute (in-cage activity) over the last 12 months , meaning it took him just seven seconds to earn $1 million.
Compared to some of the biggest names in the sporting world like Canelo Alvarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Tom Brady, the Irishman was miles ahead in earnings per minute.
It is important to note that the findings were calculated on the basis that he was only involved in three minutes of sport in 2021.
Conor McGregor reacted after being named the highest earning athlete per minute in 2021.
“Wow! $8.6 million per minute in 2021.”