The Notorious described fatherhood as ‘an amazing thing’ and admitted that he is now fighting for his son in the ring
CONOR McGREGOR has said he is ‘more dangerous and ruthless’ following the birth of his son Conor Jr.
The Notorious is just days away from his date with destiny as he attempts to end Floyd Mayweather’s unbeaten boxing record.
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And McGregor believes that becoming a parent has only enhanced his ability in the cage or ring, in a warning for Mayweather.
Speaking to Eurosport in Las Vegas, McGregor said: “Fatherhood is such an amazing thing, because it made me just realise what’s important.
“If anything, I feel the pressure is off my shoulders even more so.
“It’s been beautiful and an eye-opening experience.
“As a fighter I’m a little more ruthless maybe, a little bit more certain and a little bit more dangerous — if I am being honest — because there is another one I am fighting for.”
McGregor and his partner Dee Devlin welcomed their son into the world early May, which prompted the UFC two-weight champ to take a break from fighting.
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Devlin has been dating McGregor for more than eight years now and the pair decided to name their son after his world famous dad, calling him Conor Jack McGregor.
She comes from Dublin, like the UFC star, though from Walkinstown, not Crumlin.
McGregor insists he owes his career to his devoted partner.
In November, McGregor told the Irish Mirror: “My girlfriend worked very hard throughout the years and stuck by me when I had essentially nothing.
“For me to be able to take her out of work, give her everything she’s ever wanted and to travel the world with, fills me with pride.”
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He now has two people to fight for.
Following his break from fighting after the birth of his son, McGregor is now hoping to shock the world at the T-Mobile Arena early Sunday morning.
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