Conor McGregor plans to expand his lucrative liquor business into the pub game.
McGregor, a former two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion, recently invested approximately $3.5 million into Black Forge Inn in Dublin, Ireland — the same establishment where he once punched an old man. Ahead of his rubbermatch vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 10 via ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV), McGregor revealed intentions to expand his pub business both in Ireland and overseas.
“With the enjoyment I have had, and am having throughout this whole process, I definitely feel this is only the beginning for me as a publican,” McGregor reportedly said in a statement to Sunday World. “Ireland’s public houses are renowned worldwide and it is a great honor to have my own representation now in the mix. I will explore other venues across Ireland and overseas for sure.
“I am passionate about hospitality and entertaining, and with the Black Forge, I am only beginning,” he concluded.
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McGregor recently sold a majority stake of whiskey brand, Proper No. 12, to Proximo Spirits for approximately $150 million.
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