A few years ago, Conor McGregor took on Floyd Mayweather and reportedly made around $100 million for the bout. He’s about to do even better than that, and he did not have to take one punch.
The UFC fighter is reportedly set for a split of £112million after being bought out of his Proper 12 whisky company, according to Daily Mail. He helped create the brand in 2018 and it did not take very long before it became a huge success.
Becle, who own tequila brand Jose Cuervo, are set for a full takeover of Proper 12.
“He will share the money with his manager Audie Attar, who helped him found the business. The firm was valued at around £220m after Becle increased their stake to 50 per cent.”
A Becle statement read: ‘On February 23, 2021, the Company provided notice of the exercise of its call option to acquire 51 per cent of the equity interests of EBS.’
‘We expect to announce further details upon the closing of the transaction.’
McGregor currently has an estimated worth of $120-130 million.
He recently took home $3 million after his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257.
‘I’m already a very wealthy man and it is only going to go up, make no mistake about it.
‘This year I have aspirations of being the number one highest-paid athlete on the Forbes list.
‘I believe I will do it and times are good and the whiskey is better.
‘It is a phenomenal liquid and it is only a four year age, it’s our first launch so wait until we get to eight-year, wait until we get to 12 years, wait until we get to 21 year.
‘I actually have barrels of the stuff boxed off for my son and it is signed to my son that I am going to gift to him on his 21st birthday so he’s going to walk into a 21 year aged Proper 12 empire.
‘I’m very excited to gift him that and I’m even more excited to taste it myself.’