It’s hard to categorize Conor McGregor’s one-and-only boxing match against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather as a loss. After all, the man walked away with nearly $100 million — more money than he’d earned in his entire career as one of UFC’s marquee names. In the three years since then, McGregor has put his winnings to work.
Far less active on the MMA scene lately, he’s taken his UFC earnings and founded Proper No. 12, a blended whiskey brand that’s become remarkably popular. While McGregor will return to the octagon in late January 2021, he’s lost none of his brashness. In keeping with his blunt personality, McGregor has spent his fair share on bling, including his watch collection.
Conor McGregor’s watch collection
Despite declaring himself a billionaire last year, his extensive spending on suits, yachts, and other luxury goods undercuts his claim, reports Business Insider. Recent estimates put his net worth at over $110 million, though that figure is growing. With a watch collection valued at nearly $1 million, UFC’s most famous name has the goods to flaunt his wealth whenever he chooses.
To complement the luxury suits he’s also known to rock, McGregor has accumulated an extravagant collection of watches, including signature pieces, like an Astronomia Gambler watch with a price tag of nearly $700,000.
McGregor has also purchased several Rolexes, such as the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Green Dial (about $30,000) and the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona (over $20,000), reports Time and Tide. He also has a liking for Patek Philippe watches, which he proudly flaunts on Instagram.
Experts value his Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980 1AR 001 at around $106,000. McGregor has another Patek Philippe timepiece, nicknamed the Hulk, which he also proudly wears, costing him nearly $110,000, according to Dmarge.com. And the 32-year-old also owns a Patek Philippe Special Series 5905P-014.
McGregor is far from the only athlete with a thing for watches. His one-time opponent Mayweather is also an avid watch collector. And with a collection valued at nearly $25 million, Mayweather should never lose track of time.
Floyd Mayweather’s watch collection
Fans and critics alike know Mayweather loves to spend money. So, some may consider his watch collection relatively low-key by his extravagant standards. While his collection valued at approximately $6.4 million in 2013, its worth skyrocketed after he recently bought a Jacob & Co. Billionaire diamond tourbillon watch for an eye-popping $18 million!
With 41 pieces now in his collection, ranging from Richard Milles to Rose Gold- G-Shock models, the boxer also known as “Money,” has no qualms about showing off his watches, reports Esquire. He’s posted several widely-viewed clips displaying his timepiece collection on social media.
And Money Mayweather also has no qualms about showing off his wealth. He even has a private G-4 jet valued at $40 million.
Pound for pound, there can only be one
In the build-up to their unforgettable 2017 exhibition bout, Mayweather and McGregor had some memorable exchanges. Both best-in-class fighters bring showmanship to their respective sports. Neither man would let the other get the upper hand, whether at press conferences or on social media.
The two occasionally continue to take shots at each other online. However, despite the undeniable prowess of both men, Mayweather remains the bigger star in career earnings. With a net worth of over $500 million, Mayweather has invested much of his earnings into business ventures like his boxing promotion company.
Of course, like McGregor, Money Mayweather has an enormous collection of expensive keepsakes, such as the world’s biggest Chanel bag, according to The Daily Mail. In a one-to-one wealth matchup with McGregor, he’s clearly the superior opponent. And his watch collection, like Mayweather himself, is practically untouchable.