UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor is in the midst of preparing to make his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather this August.
While the UFC Lightweight Champion made the Forbes Highest Paid Athletes List in 2016 (#85) and in 2017 (#24), the fighter won’t be topping the list in 2018. Topping the Forbes Highest Paid Athlete List was a goal for McGregor, but he has another opportunity to make the list in 2019.
According to McGregor, it was a timing issue that cost him his potential spot on the top of the list.
“What was really making me want that Dec. 30 fight was the Forbes list. I thought it was January to January, so I thought I had more time to hit the No. 1 spot. If I would have fought Floyd, then the Dec. 30 fight, that would have put me in the No. 1 spot. It’s actually July to July. I said I was gonna fight, I am gonna fight. I always want to fight. I’m an active motherfucker. What else would I be doing?,” McGregor said to MMA Fighting.
Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather takes place on Saturday, August 26 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.