PIC: Check out Conor McGregor's new €2m mansion (and his fleet of luxury cars)
THIS is the new €2million mansion that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is due to return home to this week after earning $15million for 13 seconds work.
The Notorious had been staying with his parents in their home in the Laraghcon estate in Lucan up until recently during his trips to Ireland.
But now the ex-plumber has moved into a new home with his stunning girlfriend Dee Devlin in one of Ireland’s most exclusive private estates.
The estate, called Ladycastle, is located on the grounds of the K Club in Co. Kildare.
These exclusive photographs show how ‘petrol-head’ McGregor has been splashing his cash on a range of expensive jeeps and cars.
Conor McGregor's new mansion, complete with fleet of luxury cars
As well as adding to his own garage, which consists of eight cars, including a gleaming white BMW i8, Cadillac Escalade and a high-powered Mercedes, he also got a fleet of gleaming BMW 5-Series for his parents and sisters.
McGregor’s fleet of luxury motors wouldn’t see much change out of €650,000.
Straight after his stunning KO of Jose Aldo, The Notorious said partner Dee Devlin had her eye on a custom Porsche Panamera, which could set the UFC champion back a cool €250,000, bringing his garage to nearly a cool €1m.
Pride of place is a gleaming white plug-in hybrid sports car, BMW’s i8, which costs a whopping €150,000 – only 11 have been sold since it was launched in 2014.
Conor also shelled out in the region of €120,000 for gas-guzzling black 6.2-litre V8 Cadillac Escalade and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe would fetch €182,000.
Dee already has a fully-loaded Range Rover costing €168,000 and McGregor surprised his family when he bought them a new BMW 5-Series motor, costing in the region of €50,000 each, as well as paying off their houses and giving them the means to never work another day in their lives.
The 27-year-old is expected back in Ireland this weekend to spend Christmas with his close family.
“He has an A-list lifestyle now, he is more used to the Jacuzzis and swimming pools and we don’t have that,” laughed his taxi driver father Tony in a recent interview.
UFC chiefs now expect him to become the first star of the sport to earn $100m – a far cry from just two years ago when he was signing on the dole for €188 a week.
And the Sunday World can reveal the man who first taught him to be a fighter SLEPT while Conor was battling in the MGM Arena early last Saturday, cheered on by thousands of green-clad Irish supporters.
“It was a little too late for me to stay up, so I slept through it,” smiles Conor’s former boxing coach Philip Sutcliffe.
Former Army man Philip took on Conor as a boy at Crumlin Boxing Club and taught him how to be a fighter – Conor grew up in Crumlin before moving to Lucan in his late teens.
“He started when he was 12 years of age, 11 going on 12 and he stayed until he was 16,” Philip tells the Sunday World.
“He was a very dedicated lad. He was a good student. He was very diligent, you didn’t have to keep shouting at him. Once you told him to do something, he knew what he wanted. He wanted to get as good as he could at boxing.
“We teach them from a young age to be ambidextrous. His backhand is his best, his left hand over the top, that’s how he knocks people out.
“He wouldn’t have been one of the top ones. He could have been, but he left when he was aged about 16 or 17 to go to martial arts.
“His first love was boxing, but he also played soccer.”
Phil also coached Olympic gold medallist Michael Carruth when he was with Drimnagh Boxing Club.
“Conor hasn’t come back to us since he made it big,” he adds. “He said he will come back and we’re hoping he will. We’re struggling like all amateur boxing clubs to keep everyone busy.”
Philip’s boxer son Philip junior and a group of pals flew out to Vegas to cheer Conor on.
“They used to follow Conor all the time and they used to train together,” he notes.
“Himself and Jamie Kavanagh used to train with all the lads, they know each other since they were young.
“Conor’s sister Erin still comes to Crumlin for keep-fit classes, as does his mother Margaret. They still keep in touch, we know the family very well.”
Asked if he ever thought he would have such a superstar in his midst, Philip reflects: “Nothing ever surprises me. He has got the luck behind him, he’s very dedicated. He trained very hard for what he got and he still trains very hard to keep what he’s getting. He knows what he wants. He has tunnel vision to the top and that’s where he is now.”
Conor pulled in a $10.1million gate for last weekend’s fight, and it went on to break many records, being the second biggest event in UFC history.
UFC Chief Executive Officer Lorenzo Fertitta is foreseeing a lucrative future for McGregor.
He predicts that The Notorious, now also known as Mystic Mac, will be the UFC’s first $100m man.
McGregor earned nearly $600,000 for his UFC 194 win last weekend: $500,000 for the fight, $45,000 for the Reebok outfitting deal, and another $50,000 for winning the Performance of the Night award. But that is small in comparison to what he really banked. He gets a cut of the pay per view money, rumoured to be between three to five per cent, which would see his overall pay topping the €15million mark.
A wrist injury has been cleared and his coach John Kavanagh says he will fight as early as March or April, possibly for the Lightweight title, then, maybe a defence of his Featherweight belt in a packed Croke Park.
Kavanagh says he prefers to have his fighter move up to 155-pounds as the weight cut is difficult. A mouthwatering tie in Madison Square Garden (UFC has been banned in New York to date) in July awaits as well as a defence in Ireland.