It sure has been a long journey for Conor McGregor. No matter your opinion on the guy, if you delete his trash talk and brash in-your-face swagger, all you’re left with is a ridiculous list of accomplishments. Sure, he has a fire-spittin’ Lambo and pants that look like they’d be hanging in the back of Bret Hart’s closet, but he’s also knocked out two UFC champions. He’s gone from a plumber, to the richest MMA fighter ever. Oh, and he’s somehow strutted his way into a fight with the best boxer of our generation. This is the stuff folk songs are written about, which is exactly what Mick Konstantin ended up doing.
‘Theres only one @TheNotoriousMMA ,
— Rory’s Stories (@RorysStories) August 9, 2017
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The life and times of Conor McGregor on the ukelele is probably something you never knew you needed until now, but it just works. Such a polarizing figure is bound to garner fan tattoos, artwork, bootleg t-shirts and, yes, songs written and performed in front of the tricolor. We need more MMA fighter-based songs like this. Someone please write a prog-rock metal epic about Jon Jones. Until then, Konstantin’s lyrics to “There’s Only One Conor McGregor” and a full performance of his song is down below.
A kid from Dublin with more than a dream
He knew one day he’d be the king of the UFC
With a group of fighting Irish not to be pushed over
Not here to take part they were here to take over
From the start John Kavanagh by his side
Whoever thought they’d be known worldwide
After 60g’s baby and a contract to sign
Leaving his old life and the social welfare behind
After 2 years came the featherweight champion of the world
Conor said he’d make him look like a little girl
It only took ten seconds to show his talk wasn’t cheap
As he connected with the left, and put ALDO TO SLEEP!
There’s only one Conor McGregor, and there’s no fighter better
And he’s going to knock out Floyd Mayweather
So Floyd watch out cos the Irish are coming
You can talk all you want, buy you’ll do nothin!
The lightweight belt was next in store
To do what no other fighter had ever done before
Became the first same time double champ in history
And took the chance to apologize to absolutely nobody
Came from working on a building site
To getting million dollar pay cheques from Dana White
And now his money, his cars and his clothes he flaunts
Cos the double champ does what the f**k he wants
Mayweather, your old and your small
And the truth is that you’ll do feck all
Cos precision beats power and timing beats speed
Why have you got a school bag Floyd you can’t even read
Well he dresses to kill, buys lamborghinis at will
Can get inside your head like he was Dr. Phil
And if you call him out, have a good reason why
Or he’ll turn around and say who the f**k is that guy
And on the 26th of August we’re taking over Vegas
The Irish invasion you can’t mistake us
Singing songs day and night til our voices are sore
Cos when one of us goes, we all go to war!!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/9/2017.