UFC Fighter Conor McGregor Has Been Banned From Driving in Ireland… And ‘The Notorious’ Has Also Received a Fine for Speeding…
Conor McGregor is the richest UFC fighter on the planet. He’s also in the top five of Forbes’s richest athletes. His enormous wealth and ability to draw massive audiences literally changed the sport of MMA. Thanks in large part to him, MMA reaches bigger audiences than ever before, and the sport is much more lucrative.
McGregor famously went from receiving €188 a week on the dole, to earn a massive fortune through a combination of MMA, and eventually, a $100 million boxing match against Floyd Mayweather. The Irishman also loves the high life, spending thousands on fancy clothes and fast cars.
His penchant for the latter has landed him in trouble in Ireland. McGregor has been suspended from driving for six months after he was caught speeding. He’s also been hit with a fine of €1000.
It’s bound to be frustrating for McGregor. The Irishman loves his Lamborghini as well as a whole host of other cars. McGregor was summoned to court in relation to four driving offences. He was allegedly caught speeding more than 50kmh over a 100kmh speeding limit. It turns out McGregor isn’t the king of Ireland after all.
Not only that, but he failed to produce a licence to a Garda (Irish police officer) when asked to do so. He was then also charged with driving without a licence and failing to produce one at the Garda station within the 10-day time period. While McGregor loves going around in his chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royces, this ban might bring him back down to earth a little bit.
The 1000 euro fine is not even worth mentioning to McGregor. He probably wipes his backside with that kind of money every day. But, at least the money will go to a charity of his choice. If his behaviour is any way consistent, it will probably go to the Crumlin Children’s Hospital, which he has heavily supported in the past.
McGregor seems to spend half of his life in court these days. After his back-and-forth to New York following his ludicrous antics during the UFC 223 fight week, he’s now antagonised the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Along with Khabib Nurmagamedov, Dillon Danis, and a number of Khabib’s teammates, an investigation is set to discern what penalties should be handed out for the UFC 229 brawl. UFC President Dana White said:
“I don’t know if the immediate rematch happens because we got to see what the Nevada State Athletic Commission hands down in December when that hearing happens. So I’m not even thinking about that. I’m thinking about possibilities in the future but, right now, not even worth thinking about until we find out what happens in Nevada.”
It seems like McGregor just needs to slow down a bit – in all areas of his life. While he’s been heavily linked with a fight against Donald Cerrone, it remains to be seen what happens next in his career.
One thing is certain: the Notorious never takes his foot off the gas. With a second child on the way, maybe he’s set to do just that for a little while.