From Rags to Riches: When Conor McGregor couldn’t afford custom music
It is hard to imagine a time when Conor McGregor wasn’t at the forefront of all things mixed martial arts. Now imagine if you will, a Conor McGregor who at one time was concerned about where his hard earned money was being spent.
‘Mystic Mac’ who will challenge Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 predicts that he will clear $40 million this year, but it was just four years ago that the UFC featherweight champion wasn’t even signed with the organization, and was said that spending $250 on custom walkout music was “too heavy” for the level he was at.
Conor came from humble beginnings, there was a time where he couldnt afford a walkout song. Who knew then hed become UFCs biggest star. pic.twitter.com/DzpDlogQuq
— Mikey Rukus (@MikeyRukus) October 1, 2016
Fight music producer Mikey Rukus shared the above tweet over the weekend to remember a time that he had interacted with McGregor on Facebook before “Notorious” had made it big time.
McGregor who is now arguably the biggest star in all mixed martial arts aside from Ronda Rousey, was fighting for Cage Warrior Fighting Championships until he arrived in the UFC for his first fight in April 2013.
McGregor revealed that he made $10 million for his UFC 202 main event rematch against Nate Diaz. His disclosed $3 million UFC payday for the event is the highest in organizational history.