McGregor’s earnings put into perspective as he comes face to face with true wealth

Super yacht

MMA fighter, Conor McGregor has reality check as world’s most expensive superyacht sails past his garden in Ibiza.

 

It has been highly publicised that UFC star and novice pro boxer Connor McGregor is currently in Ibiza, having jetted out to the White Isle to console himself after raking in an estimated $50 million while losing his debut appearance in the ring to Floyd Mayweather.

 

Let’s be honest, plenty of people will tell you that ‘fight’ was never about anything other than money for either fighter, and he must have been feeling pretty smug with his night’s work, despite the loss – until one of the world’s most expensive superyachts sailed right past where he was staying, reports Business Insider.  Known only as ‘Sailing Yacht A’ and owned by Russian billionaire, Andrey Melnichenko, the immeasurable wealth on display suddenly made McGregor’s fight-night earnings seem like small change in comparison.

 

Although distasteful to many, McGregor, with his penchant for conspicuously expensive clothing and accessories, has never been averse to demonstrating his love for money, and the presence of the $480 million vessel had an irresistible effect on him. After posting a few snaps on his Instagram account, he couldn’t stop himself jumping on a jet ski for a closer look.

Instagram post by Conor McGregor Official * Sep 12, 2017 at 6:03pm UTC

717.4k Likes, 2,593 Comments - Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Instagram

 

For most people who witness such unimaginable richness, the normal reaction is one of awe. Thoughts are generally along the lines of, ‘what must it possibly be like to have that much money?’ Not for a moment would it cross the mind of any average person to seriously imagine actually ever possessing that much money.

 

McGregor, though, is no average person. From the pictures he posted, we can try guessing what he might be thinking. Perhaps in the presence of true, overwhelming wealth, he is quite obviously readjusting his expectations and setting himself new goals. The look on his face is one of awe, but it’s almost as if we can see him imagining himself, at some point in the future, in possession of a similar fortune. The caption accompanying one of his final Insta posts is illuminating:

 

This is an eye opening (sic) level of opulence to witness first hand. To me, it is truly motivating. I'm starting to think I don't have a wealth belly just yet. I'm more just rich fat now. I must keep eating. I wonder if my lunch is ready.’

 

It leaves us wondering, with his dubious taste for the flamboyantly decadent, just what kind of yacht he will choose when he finally amasses as much money as a Russian oligarch.

Concept 2 Rower out the back on the second floor @conormcgregorfast.

484.7k Likes, 1,214 Comments - Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Instagram: "Concept 2 Rower out the back on the second floor @conormcgregorfast."

Zoom in little super boat comes out the side camouflaged with the yacht like something out of a bond film. Can't believe this just pull up.

680k Likes, 1,326 Comments - Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Instagram: "Zoom in little super boat comes out the side camouflaged with the yacht like something out of a..."

Instagram post by Conor McGregor Official * Sep 12, 2017 at 8:53pm UTC

1m Likes, 2,174 Comments - Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Instagram

Instagram post by Conor McGregor Official * Sep 12, 2017 at 6:03pm UTC

576.7k Likes, 719 Comments - Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Instagram

Quick scope of it before I depart like a pirate towards it.

890.5k Likes, 2,209 Comments - Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Instagram: "Quick scope of it before I depart like a pirate towards it."

The 360 million dollar "sailing yacht A" pulls up out the back garden this morning . "Sailing yacht A" its called. That's how you know the owner doesn't need to give a bollox about anything. Sailing yacht A. Most expensive sailing yacht in the world. 360mill. Owned by a Russian billionaire. Google it. Crazy!

770.3k Likes, 2,622 Comments - Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Instagram: "The 360 million dollar "sailing yacht A" pulls up out the back garden this morning . "Sailing yacht..."

 

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