The Irish fighting icon will open up about his early struggles growing up in Dublin, his conquering of the MMA world and last night’s money spinning billion dollar boxing bout
The Irish fighting icon will open up about his early struggles growing up in Dublin, his conquering of the MMA world and last night’s money spinning Billion Dollar boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather in a new tome.
Conor has found fame and fortune in the Octagon
How book could look
The mixed martial arts phenomenon penned a deal with publishers Gill & Macmillan in 2014 to tell his life story in a part-memoir and part-philosophy page turner that will shed light on the secrets of his unshakable self-confidence.
The book was originally slated to be published in Autumn 2015 but has been held back as McGregor’s star continues to rise.
A spokesperson for the company told the Irish Sun they plan on publishing Conor’s story in the future but all details about the book are being kept secret.
The publication was originally set to be titled Notorious: My Life In and Out of the Octagon.
However, the Irish Sun understands it will change following the Crumlin lad’s rise to global stardom, mixing with stars such as Bono and Jennifer Lopez and his crossover into the worlds of boxing and showbiz.
McGregor will seek advice from his coach John Kavanagh on the book business after the SBG boss saw chart-topping success with his Win Or Learn biography last year.
Conor McGregor after becoming two weight UFC champ
The MMA guru’s book which was published by Penguin has now sold more than 50,000 copies around the globe and has been translated into a number of languages including Russian.
It’s believed Conor’s book will detail his early life in Dublin where he was raised by his proud parents Tony and Margaret and met the love of his life Dee Devlin with whom he has a son Conor Jr.
Conor snapped with Bono in LA
It will also tell how he nearly fell in with some shady characters before falling in love with boxing and mixed martial arts.
The Dubliner will also use the book to explain the philosophy that has helped him become one of the biggest names in sport.
A source told the Irish Sun: “Conor saw the documentary film The Secret when he was younger and he swears by it.
“It’s all about believing in yourself, focusing your mind on one thing and putting your entire energy into that in order to succeed. If you can visualise it, you can do it.
Conor with his proud mum Margaret
“I know he has a lot of ideas about this book and he’ll want to talk about this self-belief and hard work because it really is such a big part of him.”
The Secret is based on the global bestselling book of the same name written by Rhonda Byrne that details the laws of attraction.
Conor McGregor stars in Beats advert that charts his rise from streets of Dublin to mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather
The idea is that by thinking about something enough, it will make it happen in real life in a process called Ask, Believe, Receive.
It is believed McGregor’s book will also chronicle his meteoric rise through the UFC ranks and the lead-up to the biggest boxing fight in history.
He will detail scoring goals for fun playing football for Slievenamon United and Yellowstone Celtic, and the working life he hated, which involved being picked up on the side of a motorway to be taken to building sites, and how he defied his parents to commit to a fighting career, telling them he’d be a millionaire by 25.
McGregor, 29, who four years ago was collecting social welfare, is now $100million richer following last night’s record breaking showdown with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.
Conor’s long term love Dee Devlin with their son CJ who was born on May 5
The book — which will likely be translated into several languages to keep up with global demand — is expected to pull in at least £14million in total sales and McGregor will be entitled to an enormous chunk of that cash.
With a rematch to this morning’s contest a possibility, the publishers may decide to continue delaying the publication date.
A dapper CJ with his dad
A well placed source said: “Conor’s star will continue to rise. Publishing by this Christmas would be striking while the iron is hot, but by waiting a little longer the iron could get even hotter.
Conor being Conor he would laugh at the usual ten per cent for this one and wouldn’t even settle for double that — he will probably set new records for percentages. He won’t be happy unless book sales smash the million mark, he doesn’t deal in small numbers anymore.”
Conor as kid
Thousands of Irish fans mobbed the T-Mobile Arena last night for the historic fight with a series of A-List celebs also in attendance including Mark Wahlberg, P Diddy, Jamie Foxx, LeBron James, Denzel Washington, Drake, Adam Levine and Angelina Jolie.
The Irish Sun can also reveal that 20 criminals were prevented by US Homeland Security from travelling out from Dublin to Las Vegas this week for the fight.
It’s understood a large amount of cash was confiscated from a number of them, many of whom failed to disclose previous convictions. The crims were from both the north and southside of the capital.
Crumlin bruiser McGregor last night celebrated his biggest ever payday at the plush Encore Beach Club in Sin City where he has signed a two-year agreement to host a range of exclusive parties.
Hundreds of Irish fans partied at the Encore venue with McGregor with tickets to the event costing £46 for men and £27 for women.