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McGregor: 'I don't know what the f*ck's going on!'

ESPN staff
April 7, 2013

Conor McGregor proved the star inside and outside the Octagon at UFC Sweden, admitting it was impossible to comprehend what he had just done after earning a life-changing Knockout of the Night cheque on Saturday.

McGregor explained that he had been getting by on social welfare prior to his UFC debut against Marcus Brimage, which ended with a 67-second TKO stoppage.

However, the Irishman not only received his fight purse and win bonus, but he also picked up the $60,000 Knockout of the Night cheque for the night's best finish in Stockholm.

McGregor has captured the public's attention all week, talking a big game before drawing an emotional reaction from Brimage at the weigh-ins, but after backing it all up the 24-year-old struggled to comprehend what he had just achieved.

"I just got $60,000, I'm thinking of what I'm going to spend it on," he said in the post-fight press conference. "Just last week I was connecting to social welfare. I didn't have money before this.

"Like I said, I was collecting €188 a week off the social welfare and here I am with like 60 G's bonus and then my own pay. I don't know what the f*ck's going on to be honest. This is the biggest one all right."

McGregor trains at the SBG Gym where he is guided by John Kavanagh and works with - among others - Gunnar Nelson. Already a huge talent, the youngster will now have the additional funds to finance his training camps as he bids to become the first UFC champion to emerge from the UK and Ireland.

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