Conor McGregor gloats about overtaking Cristiano Ronaldo as world’s highest paid athlete

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The Notorious bragged on social media about his increased earnings after clinching an endorsement deal with Burger King

Conor McGregor has bragged that he has surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo in the rich list for athletes – just like he told the Real Madrid superstar back in 2016.

The Notorious bragged on social media about his increased earnings after clinching another endorsement deal with Burger King.

After labelling himself a “King,” McGregor found time to lay into foe Floyd Mayweather, goading him into a rematch in the octagon.

He wrote: “Making deals and TAKING deals! Kings recognise Kings!

“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.”

McGregor also found time to reach out to some of the hip hop music industry’s biggest names, with Jay_Z usurping Diddy as the wealthiest rapper of 2018.

“Congrats to Jay-Z on his No.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.”

In typical McGregor style, the Irishman found time to end his post with another shot fired, this time at 50 Cent for blocking him on Instagram.

“Someone tag 50 Cent in this for me,” he wrote. “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.”

McGregor taunted his UFC rivals yesterday in a hilarious new advertisement filmed with fast food giants Burger King.

‘The Notorious’ tucks into a spicy chicken sandwich after saying that all the ‘chicken’ and ‘king’ talk has got him fired up.

It appears to be a reference to fellow UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov who has repeatedly called McGregor a ‘chicken’ in the past.

And with the Dubliner recently confirming that he fully intends to return to the octagon, he seems ready to silence his doubters.

He captioned a link to the advertisement on Instagram: “Forget Floyd, forget Nate, forget Khabib and forget Tony. I I finally found a real contender who can bring the heat #Burgerking.”

McGregor, joined by the character ‘The Burger King’, finishes the monologue by saying: “oh, by the way, thanks for all the trash talk guys, you just put Conor Junior through college.”

Meanwhile, McGregor has described Frankie Edgar as a “true fighter’s fighter” following his UFC 222 defeat to Brian Ortega.

Ortega pulled off a shock by defeating ‘The Answer’ in the early hours of this morning, with McGregor sending a message to the defeated American afterwards.

The Notorious had put his name forward to fight Edgar at the Las Vegas event, but his offer was rejected.

He posted on Twitter: “Frankie’s career deserved for that to be against me tonight.

“Respect Frankie.

“Love and respect always!

“A true fighter’s fighter.”

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