December 12, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Conor McGregor celebrates his championship victory against Jose Aldo during UFC 194 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Conor McGregor Signs Lucrative New Six-Fight Contract with the UFC

Conor McGregor has inked a new six-fight contract with the UFC that will keep him as the highest paid athlete on the roster not to mention a boost for his new whiskey brand

Conor McGregor isn’t a businessman — he’s a business, man.

The ink just recently tried on a lucrative new six-fight contract between the UFC and the former two-division champion ahead of his next bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov on Oct. 6.

Sources close to McGregor confirmed the contract on Thursday with the Irishman inking a six fight deal. ESPN initially revealed the news, although the previous report stated McGregor signed an eight-fight deal but it was actually for six fights.

While full terms of the deal were not disclosed, McGregor is expected to continue his reign as the highest paid athlete on the UFC roster.

In addition to his new contract that will kick off with his fight against Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, McGregor also added a clause to his deal that will promote his new signature whiskey ‘Proper No. 12’ during all of his fights.

‘Proper No. 12’ will serve as an official sponsor for all of McGregor’s fights on this new deal with placement inside the Octagon as well as other events in the days leading up to his performances.

McGregor will receive a base paycheck for all of his fights and the first figures from that contract will be revealed in October when he competes at UFC 229. The Nevada State Athletic Commission releases all salary figures for the fighters competing in the state.

McGregor’s last reported payday at UFC 202 back in 2016 was for $3 million flat for his win over Nate Diaz. Of course, McGregor also received a much bigger payout from the pay-per-view profits from the fight.

The new deal will see McGregor likely get paid even more up front as well as another massive slice of pay-per-view revenue. Considering McGregor just reaped the benefits of a monstrous event with Floyd Mayweather last year that reportedly earned him north of $100 million, it’s understandable why he’s looking for a bigger paycheck to return to the UFC.

 

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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