On Sunday Conor McGregor took on social media claiming to buy Twitter. The Irishman has even nowhere near money to buy it.
Elon Musk is delaying the possession of Twitter due to verifying details about the number of fake accounts on Twitter. Musk’s insist remains firm on completing his purchase. McGregor is one of the richest combat athletes in the world but has a net worth in the millions, not the billions. He is the Former two-weight UFC champion.
McGregor posted on Twitter saying, “I’m buying Twitter”, months after he claimed to be interested in buying first Manchester United and then Chelsea football clubs. Last week he found himself relegated from the top 10 richest athletes in the world. Ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo Conor topped the list last year. It hasn’t seen his earnings dry up since breaking his leg in his third fight with his lightweight rival.
Sports entrepreneur Andrew Petcash believes the Dubliner could become a billionaire within months. He said, “Conor McGregor will be a [dollar] billionaire this year, (earning) $235m from fighting and a $600m deal [from] the ring. McGregor makes a lot from fighting. A study by OLBG found that he makes over $8m for every minute in the octagon. He excels equally at business and sport. In his words, fighting is his ‘third income’. With his smart business moves, he is all set to achieve his personal goal of becoming a billionaire by the time he is 35.”
Musk tweeted on Friday saying, “Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5 per cent of users.” He later added: “Still committed to acquisition”.