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Mayweather tops list of highest-paid athletes after collecting $275M from McGregor fight

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Steve Marcus

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor of Ireland pose during a news conference at the MGM Grand Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather reclaimed his place at the top of Forbes' annual ranking of the 100 highest-paid athletes on Tuesday.

Forbes reported that Mayweather, 41, topped sports highest-earners after banking $275 million dollars from his cross-combat superfight against mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in August 2017.

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