UFC Victory Under His Belt, Popular Irishman Conor McGregor is Now Shipping Up to Boston


Conor McGregorIrishman Conor McGregor went from collecting a little less than $250 per week to being paid thousands for fighting in the UFC, and now he’s shipping up to Boston.

UFC president Dana White – who prior to a recent trip to Ireland knew little of McGregor – said the Irishman went a long way towards securing a spot on the UFC’s next trip to Boston, which kicks off the launch of Fox Sports 1 on Aug. 17.

McGregor’s knockout of Marcus Brimage at 1:07 of their fight in Sweden on Saturday certainly won his UFC boss over.

“The answer is yes,” answered White, prior to the question even being posed. “You’re gonna ask if we’re gonna put McGregor on (the Boston) card.

“I’m blown away,” he added. “First of all, it’s his first fight ever in the UFC; he walks out tonight and got in the Octagon like it was his hundredth fight in the UFC.

“From the minute the bell started, he was nice and relaxed and moved around, and even after he gets the knockout, it’s like he’s been here before and done it 100 times.”

About the only time that McGregor did seem blown away was at the post-fight press conference, taking a look back at the recent change in his financial situation. The fight didn’t faze him, but his finances left him a little dumbfounded.

“I didn’t have money before this,” McGregor declared. “I was collecting 188 euro a week off the social welfare, now here I am with like $60 g’s bonus and then my own pay. I don’t know what the (expletive) is going on, to be honest with you. This is the biggest (fight of my career) alright.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 21 days ago
  • 69 views

On September 27 in Las Vegas, Demetrious Johnson will put his flyweight title on the line against No. 8-ranked flyweight Chris Cariaso. In the co-main event, perennial lightweight contender Donald Ce read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 46 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rising star Conor McGregor gets mic'd up to call the play-by-play for fellow Ireland import Norman Parke, who recently battled Jon Tuck last October in Manchester read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 12 views

Budding UFC superstar Conor McGregor was mic'd as he watched his pal Norman Parke face Jon Tuck last year in Manchester. Ever wonder what UFC Featherweight firebrand Conor McGregor is thinking as he read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 148 views

A clip of Conor McGregor on The Late Late show has surfaced, talking about, among other things, meeting P. Diddy at a UCLA game, and being less than impressed by the hip hop star. read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 8 views

A few days removed from a hard-fought battle with a UFC newcomer few had heard of, Max Holloway would love to run a fight back with a featherweight everyone’s been talking about. Filed under: MMAjunk read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 227 views

Alistair Overeem isn't a popular guy lately. Not that he's ever won a popularity contest with MMA fans, but Overeem has left fans with a sour taste in their mouths following the news that he injured read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Mark Dickman believes with his current record, winning the featherweight championship at RFA 17 on Friday night would plant him on the UFC's radar. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

What could victory mean for Michael Bisping, Cung Le, Benson Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos ahead of their respective main event battles this upcoming weekend (Sat., Aug. 23, 2014) in Macau and Tulsa read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC featherweight Brian Ortega tested positive for Drostanolone, an anabolic steroid, following his UFC on FOX 12 victory over Mike de la Torre on July 26 in San Jose, Calif. read news >>