Irish fighter seems to have the drinks business in mind after Las Vegas loss as well as a return to UFC
CONOR McGREGOR swigged his own Notorious-branded whiskey after defeat to Floyd Mayweather – and then vowed to take over the drinks market!
The Irish fighter has already said he plans to return to UFC after being stopped in the tenth round by ‘Money’ in Las Vegas.
And he cut every inch the dapper gentleman after rocking up to his post-fight press conference in a paisley suit and with a bottle of the good stuff.
Taking to the podium, McGregor said: “Notorious Irish whiskey, coming soon.
“I’m going to take over the Irish whiskey market – and this is delicious! Boy that whiskey tastes so good. Oh s***. Keep an eye out for it.”
McGregor – whose defeat means Floyd Mayweather retires with a perfect 50-0 record – showed the bottle to the crowd and drank some from a plastic cup he had with him on stage.
The drinks market looks a very viable business proposition for the first man in UFC history to hold two weight belts simultaneously.
He already has a clothing line called August McGregor – complete with its own Instagram page – and sponsorship agreements in place with Beats by Dre and Monster Energy.
McGregor has 18.5million Instagram followers and in the build-up to this fight posted videos about his own emoji app complete with catchphrases.
He also starred in a video promoting a brand of toothpaste.
It all adds up to a load more business opportunities coming the way of McGregor – who must now he considered one of the world’s most marketable athletes/
McGregor – who landed more punches on Mayweather than Manny Pacquiao managed managed in their blockbuster bout in 2015 – spoke of the future after the fight
He said: “I’m young, I’m fresh and I’m ready. I was just tired in there [the ring]. I wasn’t dazed or rattled.
“I’m going to hit Ibiza for a childhood friend’s wedding and going to hire a 100ft yacht.
“Those are my plans and then we’ll see what’s next.
“This was some buzz, to come in and face this man. There were so many doubters, people said it wouldn’t happen and then they said I wouldn’t lay a glove on him.
“I have many options in mixed martial arts and I’m sure opportunities will present themselves in boxing.”
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