'I am doing this for my son' – Conor McGregor reflects on life-changing four years as Mayweather circus rolls on

'I am doing this for my son' – Conor McGregor reflects on life-changing four years as Mayweather circus rolls on

CONOR MCGREGOR has revealed he wants to bank £75million to set his infant son Conor Jnr up for life, as the 29-year-old Irishman reflected on a whirlwind four years in the fighting business.

The UFC star completed his press tour – press circus to some – with Floyd Mayweather on Friday before the two face off in their ‘billion dollar bout’ in Las Vegas on August 26.

After the cameras stopped rolling at his press conference at Wembley Arena, McGregor opened up about life in the spotlight and offered inspirational advice to people in all walks of life.

The Crumlin native said: “When it's all said and done, I've certainly raised the bar for MMA fighters. Forget that, though, it's even for the average person.

"Four years ago, I fought at the HMV Forum, Kentish Town (in London) - I don't even know where that is from here - in front of 500 people. Four years ago! Look at tonight, this arena is full for a press conference.

"Never mind motivating for UFC fighters and raising that bar. Humans, people on their own journey can see that anything can be achieved and it can be achieved like that if you put your head down, you work, you believe in yourself, and speak with confidence.

“Whatever you want to do, you speak it loud and with no fear and, no matter what people say, it happens.”

He added: "That's something I can take with me. That inspires and motivates me right back.”

McGregor and Mayweather put on a show for London but the hyperbole didn't continue out of the ring (Picture: Malcolm McNally)

Nasty words were certainly exchanged between McGregor and Mayweather in London, but fans of McGregor have been heartened to hear such positive words from the champion.

McGregor’s son Conor Jr was born in May, and Conor admitted he couldn’t wait to spend some down time with him and his wife, Dee Devlin, after an "exhausting" four day tour.

“I haven’t seen him in a couple of days so I can’t wait to get back to the hotel and see him,” Conor said.

“Make no mistake, my son is great motivation for me to go on and do this and to keep doing it.

“I am doing this for my son and my son’s future.”

With the hyperbole and venom of the event having died down, McGregor softened to add: “I am a different man since my son was born.

“It’s a hard one to explain, I just feel a bit different. I certainly have my son in my thoughts constantly when I am training or up on stage.

“I am thinking about things more, usually I just act and sometimes I enjoy my actions and other times I regret them.”

He added: “I cannot wait for the day – when my son is a few years older – and I can show him the career, and the fights, and the journey."

Check out our video of Conor McGregor press conference here