Conor McGregor: Most Valuable Fighter?
Conor McGregor has fought twice in as many years, only once in his given sport, yet that does not stop him from being the most valuable fighter across social media.
According to a new study produced by Forbes’ SportsMoney vertical, McGregor has the most interactions of any combat sports athlete, and the only athlete in their top five that does not play professional soccer.
— Forbes SportsMoney (@ForbesSports) August 6, 2019
McGregor would come in with 159.7 million total interactions across social media, putting him behind soccer superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
The other top combat sports athletes on the list released on Monday are UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (111.1 million), former unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (41.6 million), retired world champion Floyd Mayweather (31.4 million), and unified middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (26 million).