Belfast Telegraph

Conor McGregor wants film to inspire people ‘living in the middle of nowhere’

The 29-year-old said he was “proud of everyone who has been on this journey with me”.

Conor McGregor has said he wants to inspire fans living “in the middle of nowhere” with a behind-the-scenes documentary on his career.

The MMA star’s film, Conor McGregor: Notorious, captures his meteoric rise from claiming benefits and living with his parents to claiming UFC championships and a boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather.

At the film’s premiere at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin, he told the Press Association he wanted the film to provide “inspiration” to “people in the middle of nowhere that should not be on a red carpet”.

He added: “Anyone can do it if you put in the work, you put in the time, you believe in yourself, you don’t listen to doubt and you carry on and achieve greatness.

“My people shouldn’t be on no red carpet, shouldn’t be on this stage, but we are. We are now, so I hope people will take inspiration from that.”

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Conor McGregor attending the Conor McGregor: Notorious premiere

The 29-year-old told reporters he was “proud of everyone who has been on this journey with me”.

“It’s been one hell of a roller coaster. A roller coaster of hard work, long hours, with no praise and no reward and then we get it,” he added.

Conor McGregor: Notorious is out now.

From Belfast Telegraph