Thursday 23 February 2017

Conor McGregor: 'I'm not a celebrity. I break people's faces for money'

Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Conor McGregor gave a hard-hitting interview as he prepares for the arrival of his first child.
Conor McGregor gave a hard-hitting interview as he prepares for the arrival of his first child.

Trump, Khloé Kardashian's "fat ass", punch-ups, fatherhood, celebrity culture and $27,000 (€25,000) Dolce & Gabbana shopping sprees.

There isn't much MMA champion Conor McGregor doesn't touch upon in his wide-ranging interview in the latest edition of 'GQ'.

McGregor, a man who talks exclusively in sound bites, is the cover star of this month's glossy magazine.

During the course of the interview, McGregor talks about the prospect of becoming a father.

Read more: 'If someone comes near me with my kid in my hands, they'll be badly hurt' - Conor McGregor

The UFC lightweight champion is taking a break from mixed martial arts as he prepares for the arrival of his first child with girlfriend Dee Devlin.

Despite becoming a global superstar and a multimillionaire, McGregor insists he is not a celebrity.
Despite becoming a global superstar and a multimillionaire, McGregor insists he is not a celebrity.

McGregor says he is determined to protect his child from the paparazzi. "I'm not trying to bring a kid into that," he says.

"If someone comes near me when I have my kid in my hands, like the way they come near me now, looking for pictures, someone's gonna be badly hurt."

McGregor grew up in Crumlin which GQ reporter Scott Cohen describes as an "unlovely Irish suburb".

He made his pro debut in March 2008 but says he came out of the womb with his fists clenched.

'I break people’s faces for money and bounce'
'I break people’s faces for money and bounce'

Despite becoming a global superstar and a multi-millionaire, McGregor insists he is not a celebrity.

"I break people's faces for money and bounce," he explains.

However, there's no denying he has expensive taste and admits he often "drops $27,000" on designer shopping sprees in the States.

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Khloe Kardashian. Photo: Getty Images
Khloe Kardashian. Photo: Getty Images

During his downtime, he likes to cruise around Malibu and talks about his desire to catch a glimpse of Khloé Kardashian's "big fat ass".

"I don't give a f**k about them [the Kardashians]," McGregor says.

"I just like to see them in the flesh... just see what the big fat asses on them look like."

Discussing opposition to President Trump, McGregor says: "Rather than putting your energy into pointing the finger at somebody else, figure out what it is you need to do and do it, and do it right, and get it done, and get your situation right."

Read more: 'I just like to see them in the flesh' - McGregor weighs in on everything from the Kardashians to Trump in GQ interview

In the past 18 months, there has been ongoing speculation that a possible 'superfight' between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is on the cards.

These rumours went into overdrive in November when McGregor applied for a boxing licence in California.

"I'm pursuing that and no one can stop me from pursuing that," McGregor says.

"If I hit that man, his head is gonna go into the bleachers. You understand that?"

Irish Independent

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