CONOR McGregor has announced that he is spending €19million to build 300 homes on a large property site in Dublin 12.
The self-styled ‘Notorious’ Irishman has made headlines for less savoury activities in recent years, including his convictions for assault in Ireland and New York.
The Crumlin man has almost finished acquiring an extensive property portfolio on the Davitt Road, by the Grand Canal in Dublin 12, for approximately €19 million.
He could spend €100 million over the next few years on what is shaping up to be a new residential quarter, The Currency reported.
The flashy fighter is among the Forbes top 10 richest athletes and had is estimated to have earnt up to $180 million from May 2020 to May 2021.
Commenting on the project, McGregor tweeted: “Housing plus multiple amenities to be built on this amazing mega site, which sits sun facing adjacent the main city centre luas line. One amenity being a brand name supermarket!
“A stones throw from the National Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. As well as St. James hospital also.”
Among his various business interests in Dublin, McGregor bought the Marble Arch in Drimnagh, where he assaulted a pensioner, for around €2million.
He said that the new property development has sentimental value for him as it was where his father, Tony, told him to consider hanging up the MMA gloves.
McGregor said: “I was fighting in the good counsel GAA club in Drimnagh years and years ago, and on the morning of the fight me da said to me ‘if you lose this are you going to get a real job?’
"On the morning of. I’m gonna ring him and sack him now. ‘Da, you’re sacked. get the f*** off my yacht.’”