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

April 6, 2013
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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.”

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  • Matte

    Gotta love this guy. I’m glad I saw his UFC debut live tonight. Really impressive. And on top of that is very entertaining, for real.

    • http://www.MMAMELEE.com/ MMA Melee™

      Agree he looked impressive. The way he was relaxed and standing in there kind of reminded me of the Nick Diaz fight when he was fighting that asain that was like trying to block diaz punches with punches that he made light work of. Brimage is no joke. Says a lot. I congratulate the man and def see him as one of the top contenders soon.

  • Conor

    Typical Irish man fights with heart an a no fear approach he looks good lookin forward to seeing more

    • El Gvapo

      Also typical Irish man, completely incoherent simpleton. He looked good though, I’ll give him that.

      • John Bunch

        Incoherent? Strange take on his after fight interview. I’d describe it as “doesn’t give a rat’s ass” but hey, whatever stereotype makes you happy.

        • El Gvapo

          Think of it more as a tongue in cheek remark around stereotyping. I’m half Irish myself, we often poke fun at ourselves. The incoherent remark was based on his broad accent, many folk would have needed subtitles for that. It’s nice to see an Irish fighter who’s actually Irish too.

          • Guest

            Listen here you little pretender. You are not “half Irish” because there is no such thing to us. Either you’re Irish or you’re not. See how long you last walking round Dublin pushing your stereotypes. “we often poke fun at ourselves” If you think calling our whole country typically incoherent simpletons is poking fun then you’re clearly a ******* ******** anyway. You wouldn’t be able to stay concious for 10 minutes where I come from saying something like that.

          • El Gvapo

            Ooh there’s that famous Irish temper, do you have ginger hair too? Move with the times you f***ing bonehead, Ireland is now a multicultural centre of Europe. Last thing it needs is halfwits like you threatening to beat people up if they dare say anything negative, regardless whether it was a joke or not.

          • stevemcz11

            LOL half Irish HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Where was the other half born??

      • Fifi

        And which glorious country do you hail from?

        • El Gvapo

          My family on my father’s side is Irish, mother is half Dutch, half English.

  • Milosc

    Where are all the boneheads screaming how ‘lazy and good-for-nothing’ this man is for being on public assistance? Why isn’t he being called a heroin addicted Al Qaeda, yet?

    (Yes, if only the World actually resembled corporate TV…

    The only reason people are being socially-engineered to complain about the pennies we spend on welfare, after happily shelling out 16 T-T-Trillion on a painfully deliberate housing scam, is because that money has already been promised to ‘someone else’. They want it all

    Next, pensioners and War vets will be seen as some enormous burden: just so it can go to 3 or 4 guys who already own half the country, anyway. Don’t believe me, google: “Sanders, Fed audit”)

    The guy looked like Anderson Silva against Brimage. I’m interested to see where this leads..

    • El Gvapo

      Woah, where did that come from? Just for clarity, the guy lives in Ireland, it’s nothing but horses running around housing estates and men with eyebrows on their cheeks. The very thought of the Irish coming up with a 16 trillion dollar housing scam is hilarious.

      • John Bunch

        Ireland did have a banking scandal and inflated real estate prices and the EU did bail the banksters out in exchange for Ireland’s promise to adopt austerity measures that hurt the poorest in their country.

        • John Bunch

          IMF was part of bailout too. My bad.

        • El Gvapo

          I know, many countries in europe have followed the Irish bailouts. I’m still yet to hear of the unemployed being referred to as “heroin addicted al Qaeda” though, seemed a way over the top remark hence my reply.

  • rick

    any real fight fan can see that this guy has pecision strikeing,kind of reminded me of a lighter anderson silva.remember this guy as im sure he will be makeing waves

    • Wolf Ticket

      Exactly, very similar to Silva. Wider stance, avoids punches at a razor thin distance, strikes both going forward and backward, counters with knees and he even landed a push kick to the face of his opponent. Of course, A.S. does this things to the best in the world, so let’s not get crazy, but the guy definitely has a potential.

  • Jsowell

    K-flo is wanting to fight on this card. I wonder…

  • Keitho

    Wait till you see what happens when the ufc comes back to Ireland. People have no idea of the talent of MMA fighters over here. There are many more UFC contracts for Irish fighters in the near future