Current UFC lightweight champion, or two-weight champion depending on who you ask, “The Notorious” Conor McGregor was recently named the RTE Sportsperson of the Year for 2016, beating out 11 other finalists. RTE is Ireland’s national television and radio broadcaster so the award is quite significant.
McGregor’s name has been in the news a lot lately, more so for the accolades that have been disappearing from his resume. Prior to UFC 206 he was stripped of his UFC featherweight title and there are rumors circulating that he may be stripped of his lightweight title before UFC 209 as well.
Conor sat down with RTE Sports’ Clare McNamara to talk about the year behind him and the year ahead. Touching on everything from his loss to Nate Diaz, to fatherhood. to what he expects from the UFC in 2017; the interview is chock full of quotable moments. But mere text can’t do justice to the words of Conor McGregor so give a listen below and let’s all hope Ari Emanuel and the team at WME/IMG are fueling up the jet for an excursion across the pond.
Conor McGregor talks to Clare McNamara after a year which he call the 'culmination of his life's work'. https://t.co/0AY8QPqGyu
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) December 17, 2016
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