Conor McGregor made an appearance on Highly Questionable with Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones, and talked about why he learned to fight.
“Usually it’s to do with women, as I’m sure you know,” said McGregor “Growing up as a young kid I was the younger kid and I was going after this girl. She was maybe 15, 16 years of age. Her boyfriend was like 17 or 18. Him and his little crew were driving cars and everything and I was only a young kid, but I sneaked my way in there.”
“I was with with the girl and we were walking up the street one night and the car pulled up in front of me and a big load of them jumped out and whooped my ass. I curled up in a ball and took my beating. I’d done nothing.
“For me, after that moment I thought to myself, ‘I’m going to really learn how to fight so if anyone ever jumps out of a car or jumps out in any situation they will never do it again.'”
“I would clean four out pretty easily. Each one would take one shot. It depends. If you two came running at me I would eliminate you in less than 45 seconds.”