The UFC star took to Instagram last night to reveal his latest endorsement deal with Burger King now working in collaboration with Ireland’s first belt holder
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And Conor McGregor now claims he has surpassed Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo on Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes.
In a typically brash Instagram post he also took aim at boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr and rap star 50 Cent, while also praising hip hop icon Jay-Z.
“Making deals and TAKING deals! Kings recognise Kings!” McGregor wrote on Instagram.
“Congrats to @jayz on his number 1 takeover from @diddy in the highest paid Forbes list.
“What a take-over! Diddy hasn’t been number 2 in so long. Until now.
“Zoom into that two tone with the powder blue on my wrist mate. You might see 1st place again.
“I am also really interested to see this years Forbes highest paid athletes list.
“I have now surpassed @cristiano Ronaldo as I told him I would in 2016.
“Floyd as a retired fighter that makes ZERO substantial revenue outside of them ropes is not on the list, and in the long game, is already dead.
“Mixed Martial Arts is a glorious game, Floyd. You are going to love it hahaha
“Someone tag 50cent in this for me. He blocked me on this the mad 50 year old instagram blocker.
“Ahh don’t block me 50 kid, I still like some of your songs. The older ones hahah
“King bless you all! @burgerking.”
While McGregor’s popularity outside the sport continues to grow, the 29-year-old’s career has stagnated having not stepped inside the Octagon since his historic UFC 205 victory over Eddie Alvarez, a triumph which saw him become the first fighter in the promotion’s history to hold two titles simultaneously.
However, McGregor insists he has not retired from mixed martial arts and is in the process of negotiating his comeback.
“I am fighting again. Period. I am the best at this,” he said last month.