Tuesday 20 February 2018

'Just a young kid from Ireland running the game' – Conor McGregor on top of the UFC world

Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor

Declan Wholey

UFC champions Conor McGregor admits that life is pretty good at the moment and has acknowledged the role of his supportive role in his mixed martial arts success.

The Dubliner became the undisputed featherweight title holder after a devastating 13-second demolition of Jose Aldo Junior at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, which has seen McGregor surge up the UFC pound-for-pound rankings.

The 'Notorious' is now third, behind flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Jon Jones and as revealed by Independent.ie, the UFC star can expect to earn between an estimated €15m in 2016 due to his exploits in the octagon.

McGregor posted a message on his Twitter account this morning summing up his current mood of elation.

"Just a young kid from Ireland running the game," he posted to his 961,000 followers and also added a picture of his family in the octagon after the stunning victory over Aldo in Vegas.

On a potentially sour note, it has been revealed that a wrist injury may keep the Dublin fighter out of action until June.

McGregor could face a six-month medical suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, pending an X-ray on his left wrist, though the extent of McGregor’s injury is yet to be established.

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