From Welfare to a Champ’s Check
The fairy tale is as old as time. A young fighter battles the odds in a fight that he has no hope of winning. Armed with nothing more than an iron will and a tremendous drive to succeed, he fights the good fight. Somehow, with nothing left but his heart to pull him through, he triumphs over evil.
That is basically what happened in Conor McGregor’s UFC Featherweight Championship fight. On his way to that fight, McGregor had to stop at the welfare office to pick up his check in case he needed some money while he was gone. The amount was about $235.00 in American funds.
After the fight was over, and McGregor had bested his opponent, he walked out of the ring with a check for $60,000. He won the night’s “Knockout Bonus” for crushing Marcus Brimage in a quick first round defeat. Not bad for a kid who was working as a plumber just weeks before that night.