Conor McGregor has never been a star that has shined away from making business decisions. McGregor has signed multi-million dollar endorsements throughout his career with huge companies such as Reebok, Bud Light and Burger King.
He has also stepped into business himself with brands such as August McGregor and Proper No. Twelve Whiskey. However, his latest business proposition could be one of his most eye-catching to date, but it is still likely that he was joking about making the move.
UFC News: McGregor Jokes About Soccer Ownership
McGregor has long been a soccer fan throughout his life, and he has made no secret about his admiration for Manchester United. He revealed in interviews in the past that he has a fondness for a number of Irish stars that carved out remarkable careers for themselves during their time at Old Trafford. One of the players he earmarked as an inspiration was Roy Keane, who had the same fight as McGregor during his career. However, he made a very interesting proposition last night on social media.
Hey guys, I’m thinking about buying Manchester United!
What do you think?
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 20, 2021
His tweet immediately gained traction, with fans of the Red Devils jumping on board with his plans of ownership. Although, it is highly likely that all fans would take any new owner over the current owners who are Joel and Avram Grant. McGregor’s tweet came shortly after the announcement that United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward would be resigning following the disastrous plans focused on creating a European Super League.
UFC News: Could McGregor Afford United?
McGregor’s claim that he could buy Manchester United is a big enough claim in itself. The Red Devils are one of the most valuable sports teams in world sport, and are valued at 3.05 billion. Recent figures show that McGregor has earned just over $122 million from his appearances in the octagon throughout his career, but lucrative endorsements do mean that he has been able to rake more money in. His Proper No.12 business is valued at $48 million, while other endorsements means that he could have around $252 million.
Any deal including solely McGregor would appear incredibly unlikely, as the club would potentially have a number of different suitors should the Glazers be serious about finally letting go of United. In other McGregor news, it has been muted by his former sparring partner that he could be set to return to boxing after his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier later in the year.