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It’s no secret that Conor McGregor makes big time money anytime he fights, but the Irish star’s reporting he makes serious cash, each month, apart from his actions in the cage and or ring…

Recently the UFC’s lightweight champ did an interview with the BBC. While doing so, McGregor made this eyebrow raising statement, when asked if he would ever consider moving into politics (quote via Bloody Elbow):

“I must use my power and my position of power to do good. I’m not going to seek a title, what would be the purpose of me going into politics?

“Would it be revenue? What does a politician earn, 100,000 a year? I’m talking half a million a month I’m on, and that’s nothing to do with (fighting). I’m happy where I am at, I am the president in my own way.”

How about that? When you consider how huge of a star McGregor is, and the endorsements checks he likely receives, this shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise.  Not only that, but if he’s invested money from his big paydays, then he’s probably making some nice returns from those as well.