There’s a good reason why Conor McGregor and money tends to come hand-in-hand. Earlier this year, McGregor became the first MMA fighter ever to appear on Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list with $22 million to his name. He even came close to getting his face on a Euro coin back in Ireland – although the Oireachtas committee later poo-pooed the idea – and he’s fresh off of setting yet another UFC record with a $3 million payout for his work at UFC 202.
McGregor finds a way to spend a lot of that money, too. Beyond adding to his already ridiculous collection of cars, McGregor pays a large sum to make sure he looks good for the cameras. According to TMZ, his personal suit maker is the CEO of David August, which sets him back between $4,000 and $10,000 for every suit he wears. Since he has a way of ordering like 10 outfits for media tours, McGregor easily drops $50,000 whenever he meets up with David Heil.
“He likes to wear his suits high and tight and really tailored, and his size changes all the time depending on his fights,” said Heil. “So we’re always measuring him to make sure it fits exactly how he wants it.”
The reason it costs so much? It takes about sixty hours for Heil to make each suit and he also hooks McGregor up with the rest of the outfit, from bow ties to cufflinks. McGregor even has a couple of backup suits just in case anything goes wrong, so you know money is never an issue. It’s just too bad McGregor isn’t a 6-8 athlete, otherwise he could single-handedly keep Friedman’s Shoes in business.