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Conor McGregor walks away with £18m despite knockout

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Conor McGregor walks away with £18m despite knockout

Conor McGregor earned a staggering £18million, including purse and pay-per-view numbers in the fight in which he was knocked out by Dustin Poirier early today.

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«That equates to a mind-blowing £2.4m-per-minute, or £40,000-a-second, dwarfing most fighters’ earnings», The Sun reported.

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«He got around £3.65m just for walking into the Octagon overnight, more than most in a lifetime

«It was then topped up as PPV figures across the world look to have continued to stay high

Compared to McGregor’s earnings, Poirier landed just £730,000 for turning up on Fight Island

McGregor started well in the UFC 257, before being overcome by his American opponent’s leg kicks and then incredible punch-combo stoppage

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The 32-year-old Irishman was destroyed in the second round after being put out cold on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi

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