Sit Down, Conor McGregor… Floyd Mayweather is in the House… the Forbes Richest Athlete in the World…
Conor McGregor broke the internet last week when he shared a screenshot of the Forbes Athletes Rich List, with the ‘Notorious’ sitting very comfortable in the 4th place. That was overshadowed by the news that the Irishman was set to fight Rafael Dos Anjos back in May, a fight that was allegedly canceled because of McGregor’s Brooklyn bus attack.
The remaining members of the top four were Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and finally, in the first place, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. The recently retired American boxer is worth an insane $285 million dollars, although he used to have a lot more in the bank.
McGregor and Mayweather famously fought last August for the WBC ‘Money Belt,’ which was in itself worth $1 million. Since officially retiring, he’s been linked to a crossover fight under MMA rules, although thankfully these rumors have died now. As you can see below, he’s still got the time on his hands to shred Conor McGregor.
It’s funny how out of the top five richest athletes in the world, only one of them is actually liked by pretty much everyone? That’s Lionel Messi of course. The rest have built their empires out of a winning combination of outrageous talent, arrogance, and charisma. ‘Money’ wrote:
“Congrats To All Of The Athletes Who Made The Forbes List. You All Are True Champions.”
Of course, just to make sure everyone remembered who the true “true champion” is, he attached a picture of him battering Conor McGregor below the Forbes List. Just a less-than-subtle reminder. Be careful Floyd – or ‘The Notorious’ might throw a dolly through the window of Girl Collection.
Right now, Mayweather seems happily retired. He recently went on a world tour, spending time in Asia, where he visited the likes of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Thailand. Why not when you’ve got the time and cash?
If you go on his Instagram you’ll see loads of posts advertising his strip club, Girl Collection, which is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is also a promoter for the creatively named Mayweather Promotions and has recently been involved in an in-house feud with his star prospect Gervonta Davis.
It’s absolutely unknown whether or not we’ll see Mayweather back in action again. Logic says no of course not, he’s 41 and the richest athlete in the world. Why would he need to? But logic doesn’t apply to ‘Money’.
He spends his dollars like they’re going out of fashion and loves to be in the spotlight. Do not be at all surprised to see him make a comeback – again – down the line. If there’s one thing he loves, it’s the sweet smell of dollar bills. $200 million for half an hours work against Conor McGregor. That’s how you do it, folks.