Conor McGregor is the UFC’s first global superstar, and his impact on the premier MMA promotion is unparalleled. McGregor has an extensive reach, and he has also formed friendships with celebrities worldwide.
Additionally, McGregor shares a close friendship with Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese soccer superstar. The Irishman also has connections within Hollywood, as evidenced by a photo of him alongside Jennifer Lopez at a party.
Conor McGregor once nearly ‘‘thrown out’ of Jennifer Lopez’s party
Cristiano Ronaldo’s admiration for UFC superstar Conor McGregor and their unique friendship became a focal point when Ronaldo made sure McGregor was part of Jennifer Lopez’s exclusive birthday celebration. This star-studded event took place at the luxurious Nobu Villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
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John Kavanagh recounted their impromptu visit to J-Lo’s party, initially feeling some apprehension as they arrived at the lavish event, especially since McGregor hadn’t received a formal invitation. Conor’s relaxed attitude towards attending was met with Ronaldo’s easy agreement.
As they approached the venue, they pondered their unconventional entry. To their pleasant surprise, Jennifer warmly greeted McGregor and even took him to the dance floor.
Mystic Mac is set to make his Hollywood debut in the remake of the hit Patrick Swayze movie, ‘Road House.’ The Irishman is also slated to return to the octagon in a fight against Michael Chandler scheduled for early 2024.
Exploring Conor McGregor’s friendship with Cristiano Ronaldo
In 2016, Conor McGregor confidently told Cristiano Ronaldo that he would one day catch up to him on the Forbes list of highest-earning athletes. At that time, Ronaldo was one of the top-earning athletes globally, thanks to his football career and numerous endorsements. In 2021, McGregor became the wealthiest athlete, according to Forbes, following the sale of Proper 12 Whiskey.
McGregor and Ronaldo share an amicable relationship. Apart from attending Jennifer Lopez’s birthday party together, a video of them training together circulated in 2016. However, it’s worth noting that Ronaldo is also closely associated with Conor’s archenemy, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
McGregor’s prediction reflected his self-assuredness, particularly after his historic victory over Eddie Alvarez. He made UFC history by becoming the first fighter to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously by defeating Alvarez. Additionally, his remarkable ability to generate substantial pay-per-view numbers played a significant role in boosting his earnings.
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