Plumbing didn't really work out for Conor and prior to his UFC debut—where he collected $60,000—McGregor was collecting $200 from Ireland's welfare state.
After his first-round win in his first ever UFC fight in Sweden, McGregor said:
"To be honest, I don't know what's going on here, I'm just up here hearing $60,000. I'm just thinking of what I'm going to spend it on. Maybe a nice car and some suits or something, some custom-made suits. I don't know. ... I'm making money here, I didn't have money before this, you know. Like I said, I was collecting 180 Euros a week off the social welfare and here I am and I've got 60 G's bonus and my own pay."
It's a certified rags to riches story.