Is Conor McGregor positioning himself to buy one of the biggest soccer teams in the world?
It certainly seems far-fetched that McGregor could become the owner of the infamous Manchester United club, given his less-than-impressive results in the cage of late and his many public black eyes. But behind the scenes, McGregor has continued to rack up big bucks in recent years, much of his extremely popular Proper 12 whiskey brand.
Just last month, reports emerged that McGregor had sold Proper 12 to Becle, the liquor conglomerate that owns Jose Cuervo tequila, Bushmills whiskey and Kraken rum. That deal may have doubled his already considerable net worth, bringing him closer to a net worth of around $ 500 million.
So when “The Notorious” claims he’s going to buy Manchester United, we assume he’s just talking nonsense. But a small part of us still wonder if something is happening in the background.
Hey guys, I’m thinking of buying Manchester United!
What do you think?
– Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 20, 2021
Forbes has estimated that Manchester United is valued at $ 4.2 billion, so McGregor would not be able to buy Manchester United outright. But as part of a business consortium?
Then there’s the fact that the Red Devils are in the midst of a decent amount of flow as Man U is pushing for a new European Super League acquisition and their president Ed Woodward resigns. With the European Super League already on the brink of collapse due to a fan revolt and the withdrawal of the founding teams, there may be room to sell a piece of Manchester United stock.
Even as rich as he is, McGregor better have some filthy rich friend ‘on his yacht’ to make this happen. Even his billionaire friends, the Fertitta brothers, haven’t been able to buy their own major league sports team, and actually have the billions needed in their bank account to make a move.