He comes out on top in a study of earnings per-minute by athlete, which has been revealed by the Online Betting Guide.
That is in part due to the fact that the study shows he was only involved in three minutes of sport in 2021, earning $22 million overall which works out at a quite incredible $8,695,652 per minute – that’s not bad at all.
That is, though, just for the rematch against Dustin Poirier in January and it doesn’t include the trilogy fight between the two in July.
The website stated: “Conor McGregor lasted just two minutes and 32 seconds in his rematch against Dustin Poirier in January (unfortunately the latest earnings data doesn’t cover the pair’s trilogy in July)”
Not surprisingly, the top 25 in the list is dominated by athletes from American sports.
For his 72 minutes in action, he earned $32 million which equals $444,444 per-minute for his fights against Avni Yildirim, Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant.
The next two on the list are NFL offensive linemen Ronnie Stanley and David Bakhtiari.
Fellow PSG forward Lionel Messi is in 23rd place, taking him 43 minutes and 13 seconds to get to $1 million.
The only other non-NFL players in the top 25 are basketball stars Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis, who come in 22nd and 24th respectively.