Every sporting icon has to start somewhere, and interview footage of a young Conor McGregor is a timely reminder of how humble athletes can be before fame and fortune hits.
The UFC star is famed for his fast mouth, but in the below clip unearthed by MMA Intake the Irish fighter seems unusually wide-eyed and innocent.
“I’m a professional MMA fighter with a record of four and one,” McGregror said.
He made his MMA debut back in March 2008, with a loss via submission against Artemij Sitenkov dotted between some impressive early victories.
Even though he’s just 20 years old and sporting a bit of acne, that streak of sky-high confidence is still there for all to see.
When quizzed about what he wants from life, he responded: “My dream is to be World Lightweight Champion in the UFC. Have more money than I know what to do with. And have a great life for my kids, grandkids and everyone in my family.
“My goal is to be number one in MMA.”
Mission accomplished for The Notorious.