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Highest paid sports star in the world revealed with Conor McGregor topping the list with £6m-per-minute earned while in the ring

CONOR MCGREGOR is the highest paid sports star in the world … earning a staggering £6 MILLION for every MINUT he is in the ring.

As a result, it has 33 years old only about seven seconds in the octagon to make 1 million pounds.

McGregor is the highest paid athlete in the world for every minute he is active

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McGregor is the highest paid athlete in the world for every minute he is activeCredit: AP
Here are the top 10 highest paid sports stars in the world

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Here are the top 10 highest paid sports stars in the world

According to the report of OLBG, McGregor is the only athlete in the world to earn a seven-figure sum in less than two minutes of competition.

He fought only four times in UFC since turning to boxing to take on Floyd Mayweather in 2017.

The Notorious lost Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018 in a fierce battle of hatred.

Then he took a 15 month break before that destroy Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone for one minute in January 2020.

Another year of inactivity followed, before McGregor returned in early 2021 and stopped by Dustin Poirier – a man he had previously beaten in 2014.

Then he faced Poirier for the third time back in july and lost again, this time due to the doctor stopping him at the end of the first half after a horrific broken leg.

The next highest paid sports star is a four-weight boxing world champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

The Mexican earns more than £300,000 per minute but it still takes him two minutes and 15 seconds per million banks.

And the remaining positions in the top 10 are all taken up by American football players.

Dak Prescott, Ronnie Stanley, David Bakhtiari, Joey Bosa, Trent Williams, Myles Garrett, Jalen Ramsey and Marlon Humphrey all earn more than £30,000 per minute of action.

OLBG also analyzes which sports pay the most per minute of activity.

Boxing and MMA – which are combined together under the same sport – topped with earnings per minute of £535,032.

Combat sports are the highest paying activities using this metric.

It was followed by American rugby at £4,428 per minute, followed by basketball at £10,592.

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Football [soccer] dropped to fourth place with earnings per minute of £10,367.

Neymar made the fastest £1 million of any footballer in the world, taking just 40 minutes to earn a seven-figure sum.

He is closely followed by Lionel Messi [43 minutes] and Cristiano Ronaldo [53 minutes].

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