Conor McGregor proved all his pre-fight hype was warranted, blitzing through Marcus Brimage at UFC on Fuel TV 9 last weekend (April 6, 2013) in one of the most impressive debuts in recent Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) memory.
Indeed, the thrilling victory earned "Notorious" the praise of company president Dana White, as well as netted him a cool $60,000 "Knockout of the Night" bonus check for putting "The Bama Beast" down and out little more than one minute into the opening frame.
And while the mixed martial arts (MMA) community couldn't stop talking about the affable Irishman and his impressive debut, the fiery featherweight up-and-comer admitted he couldn't put his first UFC experience into words, but tried his best in the only way he knows how.
From McGregor's recent appearance on "The MMA Hour:"
"It's unbelievable, words can't describe it. As I was walking out, I could just see Ireland flags everywhere and the Irish rugby jerseys, I could see it everywhere in the whole arena, I couldn't believe it, but, words can't describe it. Everything just went the way it said it would. I said I was going to steal the show. I honestly can't put it into words. I still feel like I'm in a bubble here, I haven't come down. I feel like my adrenaline is still going. I don't know what the fuck I'm doing, I'm just kind of twitchy. Even throughout the week, I felt like I was playing a video game. I felt like I was playing UFC undisputed. After the fight, this guy walked up to me, in a suit, and he says, ‘Dana will see you know.' I was like, ‘what the fuck?' We walked in and Dana was there and it was really literally like playing a video game. It was fucking nuts man. It's a well oiled machine the UFC."
Confident, and certainly not a person who would ever seem at a loss for words, McGregor -- who revealed he stepped into the Octagon on UFC-approved prescription medicine to control wisdom tooth pain -- quipped that he reminded White during that one-on-one meeting to "have those 60 g's ready."
Well played (again).
His knockout performance also earned him a spot on the UFC on FOX Sports 1 event, which is set for Aug. 17, 2013, in Boston, Mass., a city known for its rich Irish culture. And even though no potential opponent has been named, McGregor says it makes no difference to him who it is because he is going to "go through him," too.
And "Notorious" isn't just planning on dominating the 145-pound weight class; on the contrary, he wants to show both the featherweight and lightweight divisions what "he's all about."
Despite his outward gregarious personality, McGregor is grateful, hoping his success story, which went from collecting social welfare checks to having big money virtually overnight, inspires all people that their dreams can come true and fortunes can change if you just go for it.
In 67 seconds or less.