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Canelo Alvarez ranked 4th most marketable athlete in the world, Conor McGregor at No. 56

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When it comes to world sports, the fanbase can list their favourite athlete and sportspersons by their finesse with the sports achievements, but there is also the case of marketability.

When it comes to how marketable an athlete is, chances are most will see the highest-paid athletes in every sport category, because as they bring the highest number of money, they are also the best in marketability.

However, a recent listing done by SportsPro, which lists the “Most Marketable Athletes 2021”, the top of the list doesn’t appear to be anything unusual, but going down the bottom of the list, eyebrows will be raised.

For example, gymnastics icon Simone Biles sits at the number one spot as SportsPro’s most marketable athlete of this year, followed by tennis ace Naomi Osaka and soccer star Ashlyn Harris.

In the number four spot, professional boxing stalwart Canelo Alvarez soars over Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, with Hardik Pandya being the first cricketer and Indian to be featured on the list on the 11th spot.

However, what’s surprising to see is the lack of mixed martial artists towards the top of the list. In fact, the first MMA fighter to be featured in the list is Conor McGregor, and the highest-paid UFC fighter of all time, who is also number one in Forbes’ list of Highest Paid Athletes of this year, has dropped down to the 56th position.

The top 100 features only three MMA fighters, with McGregor being the only male Octagon star apart from UFC featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov, as well as ex-UFC women’s flyweight and current BKFC fighter Paige VanZant.

Check out the full list below-

1 Simone Biles
2 Naomi Osaka
3 Ashlyn Harris
4 Canelo Alvarez
5 Paulo Dybala
6 Cristiano Ronaldo
7 Ali Krieger
8 Stefanos Tsitsipas
9 Novak Djokovic
10 Alex Morgan
11 Hardik Pandya
12 Lionel Messi
13 Roger Federer
14 Sergio Ramos
15 Karim Benzema
16 Lewis Hamilton
17 Te’a Cooper
18 Robert Lewandowski
19 Grigor Dimitrov
20 Nyjah Huston
21 Serena Williams
22 Candace Parker
23 Kylian Mbappe
24 LeBron James
25 Dominic Thiem
26 Rafael Nadal
27 Thomas Muller
28 Katie Ledecky
29 Valentino Rossi
30 Stephen Curry
31 Neymar
32 Daniel Riccardo
33 Bethany Hamilton
34 Kristie Mewis
35 Megan Rapinoe
36 Gabriel Medina
37 Kelley O’Hara
38 Riyad Mahrez
39 Julie Ertz
40 Cody Bellinger
41 Mesut Ozil
42 Chloe Kim
43 Tobin Heath
44 Lieke Martens
45 Sydney Leroux Dwyer
46 Cam Newton
47 Shikhar Dhawan
48 Paul Pogba
49 Sydney McLaughlin
50 Devin Booker
51 Christian McCaffrey
52 Juan Martin Del Potro
53 Eden Hazard
54 Sergio Perez
55 Pierre Gasly
56 Conor McGregor
57 Kevin De Bruyne
58 Virat Kohli
59 Marc Marquez
60 Rohit Sharma
61 Charles LeClerc
62 Andres Iniesta
63 Christian Pulisic
64 Carlos Sainz
65 LaMelo Ball
66 Rob Gronkowski
67 Brittney Griner
68 Max Verstappen
69 Gareth Bale
70 Ashleigh Barty
71 Anthony Davis
72 Raheem Sterling
73 Zlatan Ibrahimovic
74 Coco Gauff
76 Chris Paul
77 Zubaira Tukhugov
78 James Harden
79 Mookie Betts
80 Romelu Lukaku
81 Mikaela Shiffrin
82 Kevin Durant
83 Russell Westbrook
84 Francisco Lindor
85 Aaron Judge
86 Simone Manuel
87 Artemi Panarin
88 Daniëlle van de Donk
89 Gervonta Davis
90 Damian Lillard
91 Skylar Diggins-Smith
92 Clayton Kershaw
93 Luka Doncic
94 Russell Wilson
95 Mohamed Salah
96 J.J. Watt
97 Carissa Moore
98 Sabrina Ionescu
99 Bryce Harper
100 Paige VanZant

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