Conor McGregor comes in #24 on Forbes 2017 list of world’s highest paid athletes

Forbes today released their Top 100 Highest Paid Athletes list for 2017 and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor was the only mixed martial arts fighter to make the list. The 28-year-old Irishman stated earlier in the year that his aim is to become the world’s number one highest paid athlete, and if that highly-touted boxing match against … Read more

Former UFC champ Jose Aldo makes Forbes 2016 top 30 under 30 list

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo Jr. lost his UFC featherweight title against arch nemesis Conor McGregor last December in just 13 seconds, but has landed on the Forbes top 30 under 30 2016 list. Here’s the criteria: From an initial screening list of more than 15,000 of the best of the best, the 600 … Read more

Ronda Rousey makes Forbes list of world’s highest paid female athletes

MMA’s most dangerous female Ronda Rousey is at an all-time high popularity-wise and people not even familiar with the sport know who she is thanks to movies, magazine covers and commercials. The Judo Olympic medalist is a success inside and outside the UFC octagon and has even broken into the Forbes list of The World’s … Read more

UFC and WrestleMania make Forbes list of most valuable sports brands

Forbes has released a list of the most valuable brands in sports in the following categories: businesses, events, athletes and teams. UFC made the list, coming in at No. 10 among sports business brands, while Wrestlemania made the sporting event brands list at No. 8. While the estimated value of the UFC is $1.65 billion, … Read more

Trouble in Abu Dhabi

According to an MSNBC report, Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, 41, has died in a glider crash in Morocco. He was the younger brother of the ruler of Abu Dhabi, who is also president of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Ahmed was the managing director of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world’s largest … Read more