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Conor McGregor Is Making Big Business Tap Out

The biggest pay-per-view star the UFC has ever had is Conor McGregor. The Irishman has a fan base that is larger than the populations of some nations.

Because of his enormous social media reach and fan base, “Notorious” is able to market anything he wants, not only his battles. Conor McGregor has entirely altered his fortune through business decisions, going from relying on social welfare payments to earning nine-figure salaries.

Conor McGregor made a decision that undoubtedly changed his life by switching to mixed martial arts, but the Irishman did not stop there. Due to his desire for wealth, the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion made financial decisions that made him a success case study.

Conor McGregor worked as a plumber’s apprentice in Dublin, Ireland, before he rose to the status of smack-talking, money-making MMA superstar. He entered the UFC after garnering attention for his high level of striking intelligence while earning roughly $150 each fight in Cage Warriors.

The earnings quickly increased as “Notorious” continued to enhance his reputation by receiving frequent mentions on news channels. Starting in 2016, his pay increased to approximately $3 million per fight. He won $18 million for his six UFC victories over Dustin Poirier, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Eddie Alvarez, and Nate Diaz (twice).

The first UFC fighter to get million-dollar compensation checks for events was Conor McGregor. He earned $5 million from his last appearance at UFC 257 versus Dustin Poirier. These numbers only reflect McGregor’s base compensation for the fights; they do not account for his cut of the PPV sales.

Conor McGregor made his professional boxing debut in 2017, which turned out to be one of the highest-paid debuts ever. On August 26, 2017, he took on Floyd Mayweather in the “Money Fight,” which has been called one of the biggest battles in sports history.

Conor McGregor reportedly earned close to $100 million for the battle, despite losing the fight by TKO in the tenth round. The Irishman undoubtedly made more than five times as much money as his previous largest payday, even if the reported sum was pre-tax.

A staggering 4.3 million people bought the “Money Fight” on pay-per-view, bringing in more than $550 million in income. The Irishman introduced the “Proper No. 12” brand a year later.

Suitable No. 12 Conor McGregor’s first foray outside of combat sports was Irish Whiskey. With the help of the sportsman’s showmanship, the brand made close to $1 billion in sales in its first year.

Additionally, Conor McGregor did a great job at marketing his whiskey. The fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury 2 at the MGM Arena in Nevada in February 2020 was sponsored by “Proper No. 12.” When McGregor and the UFC agreed to a six-fight deal in 2018, Proper No. 12 also agreed to appear as a sponsor on each card the Irishman competes on.

Proximo Spirits paid $600 million to acquire the majority of Proper No. 12 on April 28, 2021. Previously, the corporation had 49% of the equity in the liquor brand. Although the exact amount Conor McGregor made from the contract is unknown, it was likely pretty significant.

Retail Company Appoints Legal Advisory Team

Sherwin O’Riordan has announced a new partnership with Retail Excellence Ireland. Sherwin O’Riordan will provide a legal advisory service to Retail Excellence Ireland’s 2000 members.

Retail Excellence is a not for profit company which supports Irish retailers to be the best they can be. The service will take the form of a full employment, commercial and property consultation service to members and offer advice on legal queries by phone or email.

Retail Excellence involves 2000 leading retail companies who operate in the Irish market. Our members are the most progressive and innovative in the market.

We make every effort to deliver activity which is wholeheartedly based on member needs. Retail Excellence is by far the largest retail industry body in Ireland.

Established in 1995, Retail Excellence is owned by the Members, for the Members and is the largest retail industry trade body in Ireland. Our aim is to enhance the consumer’s retail experience by developing top class retail standards and skills and promote a vibrant and competitive world class retail industry in Ireland.

Established in 2002, Sherwin O’Riordan is a firm of highly-experienced solicitors specialising in advising growing SMEs in Ireland on commercial and business law, employment, commercial litigation, dispute resolution and commercial property.

Retail Excellence is a not for profit company which supports Irish retailers to be the best they can be.

Retail Excellence involves 2,000 leading retail companies who operate in the Irish market. Our members are the most progressive and innovative in the market.

We make every effort to deliver activity which is wholeheartedly based on member needs. Retail Excellence is by far the largest retail industry body in Ireland.

Established in 1995, Retail Excellence is owned by the Members, for the Members and is the largest retail industry trade body in Ireland.

Our aim is to enhance the consumer’s retail experience by developing top class retail standards and skills and promote a vibrant and competitive world class retail industry in Ireland.

Facebook to add 1000 jobs in Ireland in 2019

American multinational technology conglomerate Facebook is to hire 1000 people in Ireland over the course of 2019. The roles will be created across 60 teams, including the social media giants’ engineering, safety, legal, policy, marketing and sales teams.

The roles will based on its Ballsbridge campus which was previously home to AIB.

Founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, its name comes from the face book directories often given to American university students. Membership was initially limited to Harvard students, gradually expanding to other North American universities and, since 2006, anyone over 13 years old.

The announcement was made in Dublin today by the company’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, while she attended Facebook’s Gather event in Croke Park.

More than 500 small and medium businesses from Ireland and across the EMEA region attended the event.

Head of Facebook Ireland, Gareth Lambe, admitted today that the company is concerned about the current housing crisis gripping the country.

Lambe has served as the social media company’s head of office for Ireland since May 2015.

However, he says it is not something which has stunted Facebook’s growth, and insists he has faith in how the government is tackling the problem.