Conor McGregor ranked No

Posted June 08, 2017

For the second consecutive year, McGregor cracked Forbes' Highest-Paid Athletes list.

McIlroy's fellow golfer Tiger Woods - who topped the list in 2013 - remains in the top 20 just ahead of Neymar despite only earning $104,000 in salary over the 12 months, his $37m in endorsements seeing him finish 17th.

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It's been another great year for UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

Ronaldo is also set to be toward the top of the Forbes list for the foreseeable future after securing a contract extension with Los Blancos that will pay more than $50 million annually for the next four years. 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 Floyd Mayweather ever comes to fruition, he will no doubt take a huge jump in the rankings. Roger Federer - $62m 5.

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He fought three times past year, including a championship fight that saw him crowned as the first UFC fighter to hold two belts at the same time. Ronaldo is the only athlete making over $90 million in salary and endorsements, with James at $86.2 million and Messi at $80 million. UFC President Dana White has estimated that Mayweather will make over $100 million if he and McGregor do end up fighting while estimating McGregor will make around $75 million for the bout.

Basketball dominates with a record 32 NBA players among the top 100, up from 18 in 2016, followed by baseball with 22, American football with 15 and football with nine. He picked up $21.5 million, with $17.5 million in earnings and $4 million in endorsements.

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