UFC superstar Conor McGregor is one of the richest and most famous athletes in the world. The 32-year-old from Ireland revealed his latest lavish plan included potentially buying an English Premier League football team. McGregor asked his followers on social media what they thought about his potential big-money buy.
McGregor posted, “Hey guys, I’m thinking about buying Manchester United! What do you think?”.
Hey guys, I’m thinking about buying Manchester United!
What do you think?
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 20, 2021
The Premier League, sometimes referred to as the English Premier League, is the top level of the English football league system. Manchester United is by far the most popular team in the league with over 73 million fans on Facebook, and it’s one of the most followed teams in sports.
Historically, they’ve also been one of the most successful franchises. The team has won 20 English top-flight titles in its storied history, though most of those championships happened during the 1990s and 2000s.
Like McGregor is to MMA, Manchester United compares favorably to MLB’s New York Yankees and the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. It’s the biggest and most popular team in that sport.
McGregor returns to action at UFC 264 on July 10. The superstar MMA fighter takes on Dustin Poirier in a rematch, and he’ll hope to take the third fight against his rival in stunning fashion.
But even if that doesn’t work out, it appears McGregor could be on his way to buying one of the most valuable properties in the world.
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