Conor McGregor is arguably the biggest star the UFC has ever seen. The Irishman became the first ever champ-champ in UFC history when he defeated Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.
However, following that fight, McGregor took time away from the Octagon where he fought Floyd Mayweather in boxing. And after two years away from the UFC, McGregor made his return. He took on the current lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. Ultimately, the former champ-champ lost in the fourth round by submission.
McGregor wasn’t too disappointed in how the fight went, and part of the reason was because of how his new business was turning out. Before UFC 229, McGregor released Proper No. 12, an Irish Whisky created by McGregor. The whisky got so popular that it is currently dealing with a shortage. No one expected it to be this big and speaking to Entrepreneur.com he issued a famous statement.
“I don’t usually see a reason to apologize, but in this case, I want to take this chance to apologize to absolutely everyone for our out-of-stock situation,” McGregor said. “We are also planning to launch in more countries in 2019 including the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Canada and others. We will continue to expand as quickly as possible to meet the global demand.”
If it sounds familiar, well that is because it is. At UFC 205, following his win over Alvarez, McGregor said something similar to his apology about Proper No. 12.
“I just want to say from the bottom of my heart, I’d like to take this chance to apologize…. to absolutely nobody,” McGregor said following his win at UFC 205. “The double-champ does what the f**k he wants!”
The fan favorite in McGregor continues to enjoy his success outside of the Octagon. Proper No. 12 is a smashing success and it shows that McGregor fans are loyal to him and will have his back no matter what.