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Meet The Man Behind Conor McGregor’s +$650M Empire

Meet The Man Behind Conor McGregor’s +$650M Empire

Update: 2023-08-221


Episode 487: Shaan Puri ( and Sam Parr ( talk with Audie Attar ( — the man behind Conor McGregor's +$650M empire. Audie pulls back the curtain on the MMA business empire he's built, sharing the behind-the-scenes story of signing and working with big names like Michael Bisping and Conor McGregor. He offers an inside look into the economics of the Mayweather vs. McGregor and dissects the evolution, explosive growth, and structure of MMA. He also addresses the challenges and public criticisms McGregor’s faced. Whether you're an MMA superfan or simply interested in the business side of combat sports, you’ll enjoy this conversation with the manager who helped shape modern MMA.

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Show Notes:

(0:00 ) Intro

(6:13 ) Early UFC days

(9:17 ) Signing Michael Bisping and discovering Conor McGregor

(13:20 ) How Audie signed Conor

(17:15 ) What’s it like managing fighters?

(19:45 ) How they created Proper Twelve

(23:00 ) The value of owning a brand vs. doing sponsorships

(28:30 ) McGregor vs. Mayweather payout

(34:00 ) The appetite for blockbuster boxing matches

(45:00 ) What was it like after the Proper Twelve exit?

(52:21 ) How he handles McGregor’s criticisms and allegations

(57:24 ) Advice to his younger self

(01:03:31 ) Conor's transition from beloved fighter to highly criticized

(01:09:40 ) Closing thoughts on UFC


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Meet The Man Behind Conor McGregor’s +$650M Empire

Meet The Man Behind Conor McGregor’s +$650M Empire

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