Conor McGregor: “I’m The Hardest Working, Highest Paid Fighter in The Game”
By FCF Staff
Conor McGregor has admitted that he wasn’t overly interested in coaching TUF 22 initially, but the featherweight star eventually changed his mind, after deciding the role is just part of the gig…
McGregor coached opposite of Urijah Faber on the show, which will premiere on September 9th. The two aren’t scheduled to fight, however, as McGregor will battle featherweight champ Jose Aldo on December 12th.
“Notorious” appeared on the latest episode of “UFC Tonight” to promote the upcoming show, and while doing so, stated (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“I’m the hardest working, highest paid fighter in the game. What I went through for my last fight – the preparation, all the world tours and press, reinjuring myself, facing a new opponent, then winning the belt and coming through the adversity was so much. Then the idea of getting locked in a house for TUF, I thought I can’t do that. But when we sat down on day one, I sat back and said, this is a great life. This is what I do this for and this is experience of the lifetime. I embraced it and had fun.”
McGregor is coming off a stoppage win over Chad Mendes in July, and laid claim to the interim featherweight belt.
The December 12th, UFC 194 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena.