UFC star Conor McGregor claims “We should stop doing this” to fighters “betting” their “fight purse” against each other

Conor McGregor, the renowned UFC fighter, has recently expressed his opposition to competitors betting their earnings against each other.

He questioned whether any athlete had ever gone through with such bets and advised them to refrain from making such statements, considering it impractical and foolish.

McGregor emphasized that combat sports are inherently difficult and unpredictable, and that chance can play a significant role in determining the outcome of a fight.


As a result, making bold declarations about gambling one’s earnings against an adversary is not only unrealistic but also “idiotic.”

McGregor advised his fellow fighters to concentrate on putting in the hard work and earning money through their dedication to the sport, rather than making risky bets.

He encouraged fighters to take pride in their earnings and enjoy the rewards of their labor. McGregor believes that focusing on training hard and improving their skills is a much smarter strategy than making unrealistic and potentially damaging wagers.

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Conor McGregor has had an incredible transformation, making it hard for him to return to lightweight

“Has any competing fighters bet their purse against each other and then followed thru? We should stop doing this. Fighting is tough. It can go anyway. Luck plays a hell of a part. Don’t be saying you are betting your fight purse against each other. Because it never happens. And it’s stupid. Train hard. Fight hard. Earn your dough. And then enjoy it. God bless.”

Conor’s statements shed light on the possible hazards of betting in the UFC. While betting is not prohibited in the sport, fighters should exercise prudence when it comes to wagering on their matches.

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Conor McGregor can not return to lightweight as Vannata thinks

The UFC’s betting policy allows fighters to bet on themselves, but they are prohibited from betting on their opponents. This rule is in place to avoid any potential conflict of interest, as betting against oneself may lead to a lack of effort during the fight, thus compromising the integrity of the sport.

Conor McGregor fails to crack Forbes’ list of billionaires

Despite rumors on social media that Conor had become a billionaire, the famous fighter did not make it onto Forbes’ list of billionaires this year.

Forbes annually releases a list of individuals who have a net worth surpassing $1 billion, including prominent figures from the business, sports, and entertainment industries, such as Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Michael Jordan.

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Conor McGregor has generated a healthy revenue from his liquor line ‘Proper Twelve’

Despite McGregor’s social media claims of being a billionaire, he was not listed on Forbes’ billionaire list for the year. In 2021, McGregor sold a majority stake in Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskeys for $600 million, leading to his public remarks of nearing the $1 billion mark.

However, the yearly list published by Forbes, which includes prominent individuals from various fields with a net worth exceeding $1 billion, did not feature the former two-division UFC champion.

Forbes’ calculations reveal that McGregor’s net worth falls short of the billion-dollar benchmark. Despite the substantial fortune he has amassed through his success in the octagon and various business ventures.

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Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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