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Conor McGregor lands GQ magazine cover – and reveals how he gave back to his family since hitting the big time

He opened up about how he spent his first pay cheque


Conor McGregor has opened up about his love for fashion in a new interview with GQ Magazine.

The UFC star launched his first fashion line August McGregor last Autumn, and just dropped his fourth range – which included fitted suits.

The 31-year-old is on the cover of the magazine in their September issue and attributed his love of fashion to his family.

Conor modelled the new range

“My love for fashion and style came from my mother, my father and my family,” he told the publication.

“Where we come from, we always took pride in the fact that we took care of ourselves and had fresh clothing. When did I begin to want to acquire money?

” Even before my teens. It was just to acquire new footwear. That was the thing: whoever had the clean runners.”

Conor also spoke about how he spent his first huge UFC cheque, splurging his cash on his mum.

“I won the Knockout Of The Night bonus, which was $60,000. My pay for that night was $10,000 to show and $10,000 to win, [so] I walked out of the arena with an $80,000 cheque.

” The first thing I did, I took a big chunk of cash out of it out and I gave it to my mother. The second thing was going to a tailor in Dublin city centre.

Conor’s personal photographer Dave Fogarty shot the GQ cover

” My father, growing up, had always said, “You know you’re successful when you’ve got a fully tailored suit.”

” That stuck in my head for so many years. I went straight into a suit store called Louis Copeland & Sons – it’s famous here on Irish soil. I spent about eight hours in there, talking and chatting.

” They kitted me out with suits. I wanted a fully custom-made, tailored suit on my skin, that feeling of success. I wanted to take that with me to the next chapter of my life. That’s what I did with my first paycheque.”

It comes after Conor treated friends and family to a lavish bash for his daughter Croia’s christening this weekend.