Sunday 8 December 2019

Notorious Conor McGregor climbs four places in the UFC rankings

Conor McGregor, after his feather weight bout victory over Dustin Poirier. UFC 178, Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Picture credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie / SPORTSFILE
Conor McGregor, after his feather weight bout victory over Dustin Poirier. UFC 178, Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Picture credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie / SPORTSFILE

Dublin's Conor McGregor is up to number five on the UFC world rankings following his devastating TKO victory over Dustin Poirier at the MGM Grand on Saturday.

Conor McGregor earned a whopping $150,000 when he knocked out Dustin Poirier in one minute and 46 seconds at UFC178 in Las Vegas.

It rises to $200K when appearance fee, win bonus, pay-per-view royalties and the knock-out of the night bonus are added.

McGregor has stolen Poirier's number five slot in the featherweight rankings with the American dropping to seventh.

Expect a very flashy custom-made suit to be among the purchases made by the charismatic fighter.

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