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Quote of the Day: Conor McGregor Was Collecting Welfare Before 60k “Knockout of the Night” Bonus

(I can’t tell you what my strategy was going in, nor can I tell you who the UFC would like me to face next. All I can tell you is that I’m just a man looking for the bastard children who took me Lucky Charms.) 

There was something incredibly familiar about Conor McGregor from the moment he started mean-mugging Marcus Brimage at the UFC on FUEL 9 weigh-ins. His brash arrogance, his complete lack of respect for his opponent’s game, hell, even his body type was positively…Diazian. And although his actual respect for Brimage in his post-fight interview and snappy attire at the post-fight press conference were anything but, we couldn’t help but be reminded of Nick Diaz while McGregor was explaining how dire his financial situation was before earning a $60,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus last weekend:

I’m just happy I won $60K. I’m just thinking on what I’m going to spend it on. I’ll buy myself a car anyway. A nice car, may be some suits or something. Custom made suits, I don’t know.

Just last week I was collecting the social welfare, you know what I mean? I was in there saying to them like, ‘I don’t know what going to happen. I’m signed to the UFC. I don’t know what….blah, blah, blah. But now I supposed I’m gonna have to tell them to f— off!

I didn’t have money before this… I was collecting 188 Euro ($245) a week off the social welfare. And now here I am, with like 60gs bonus and then my own pay. I don’t know what the f—s going on to be honest, right? 

Granted, it’s not exactly “I didn’t go to school for buying a house” levels of silliness, but you’ve got to…respect is the wrong word here…appreciate (?) the guy who openly admits to being on welfare literally seconds before sharing his plans to purchase custom tailored suits. Like Old Dirty Bastard before him, Conor McGregor will be an OG until the day he dies.

A full video of the UFC on FUEL 9 press conference is below.

-J. Jones

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qvffytid- April 10, 2013 at 11:16 am
upto I saw the paycheck ov $9847, I be certain friends brother had been truley bringing home money part-time from there pretty old laptop.. there mums best friend has been doing this for under 1 year and just now took care of the dept on their appartment and bourt Acura. I went here,
Dagnut- April 9, 2013 at 5:27 am
@ El Guapo Where he comes from in Dublin there is a 70% unemployment rate, 30% incarceration rate and massive drug problems, one of the highest gun crime rates in western Europe and one of the lowest life expectancies for an adult if want to make a comparison to black americans who live in these conditions then yes he is black Irish. Give him a break he's a young lad trust into the lime light from now where, he's playing up to the hype and enjoying it.
Mr_Misanthropy- April 8, 2013 at 4:20 pm
She flew in like calm breeze
Tall brown skin, her weave like palm trees
I went coconuts
teep- April 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm
He better win his next fight, or he will have to go live with freak show.. As I am sure McGregor is already broke as I am typing this.
El Guapo- April 8, 2013 at 11:16 am
McGregor is Black Irish, I take it. Rather buy 80 gold chains and go ig'nant. Spike Lee's gonna flip when he hears this shit.
russkijim- April 8, 2013 at 10:48 am
Lol, no wonder Ireland's bankrupt if it keeps giving out that sort of free money to the pikeys every week
rngeorgeh- April 8, 2013 at 10:23 am
He did look pretty awesome in the fight, though!
rngeorgeh- April 8, 2013 at 10:22 am
So he's going to tell the people who supplied him with his only income, welfare, to fuck off now that he has a little cash? Talk about appreciation!
RearNakedSpoon- April 9, 2013 at 4:42 am
It's called banter, look s at how he said it and how everyone laughs.
Dagnut- April 8, 2013 at 9:10 am
@ Get Off Me...Nate is too long for him..he's 5'9" in the same way that Overeem is 6'5"..
El Famous Burrito- April 8, 2013 at 9:05 am
Dumbass. Cars cost you money, lottery tickets MAKE you money.
Get Off Me- April 8, 2013 at 9:04 am
All I want for Christmas is Mcgregor vs Nate Diaz at 155lbs.
algiersheadkick504- April 8, 2013 at 8:59 am
Hopfully he foesnt forget he has to pay taxes
JayJitsu310- April 8, 2013 at 8:02 am
Conor "The 47%" McGregor
2Dogs- April 8, 2013 at 8:00 am
Woulda said the same thing.
Fried Taco- April 8, 2013 at 7:54 am
Sounds like he could use a Cesar Gracie in his life to help him manage his finances.