The last thing you’d call Conor McGregor is understated.
The MMA star will live up to his flamboyant reputation at this weekend’s UFC 205 when he enters his clash with Eddie Alvarez in a custom Rolls-Royce.
The luxury car cost The Notorious an eye-watering £280,000, with his nickname plastered across the side. Not exactly Cock Piss Partridge is it?
UFC president Dana White posted a behind the scenes video on his Instagram page showing McGregor going out for a spin in his new wheels around New York.
“It was custom made clothes, now I’ve moved up to custom made cars,” McGregor said. “What else am I supposed to do with all this money? Training and shopping.
“I have an unhealthy obsession with spending money. But I have a healthy obsession with making it, so it’s all good.”
Should McGregor beat Alvarez, he’ll become the first UFC fighter in history to hold two belts at the same time – featherweight and lightweight.
The bad blood between McGregor and Alvarez began back at the announcement press conference when Notorious slated his opponent for fighting him on the cheap.
“Everyone in the game wants this fight. This is the lottery fight. And this man took it on his last contract,” McGregor said of Alvarez’s $150,000 fee.
That’s less than the cost of McGregor’s new wheels.
Alvarez hit back, saying McGregor lacked the stamina to go the distance in a long fight.
“This guy’s got eight minutes of fight in him and that’s it,” Alvarez said. “He quits after eight minutes every fight. He’s not a championship fighter. He’s never been. And he’s never ever fought anyone in the UFC like me. Ever.
“He spent $300,000 on his last camp and gassed out eight minutes in.”