Conor McGregor says that money was not the motivation for creating Proper No. Twelve whiskey

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Conor McGregor is more than a world class fighter. The Irish MMA star is also a shrewd businessman, as evidenced by the many side projects he’s got on the go — most notably his ridiculously successful Proper No. Twelve whiskey.

There’s no doubt that Conor McGregor has made mountains of money from this new venture, yet apparently, that was never his motivation for creating this whiskey.

Responding to his fan on Twitter, he explained that this company is all about creating a lasting legacy for himself and his children.

“Thank you but I don’t care about the money with this,” McGregor explained. “I already have it. This creation lives on for me long after I am gone! It is the 3rd time in my 30yrs on this earth that I have created something to live on! My son. My fighting legacy. My whiskey. Blessed beyond money.”

Conor McGregor last fought on October 6, in the main event of the record-breaking UFC 229 pay-per-view. On that night, he attempted to reclaim the UFC lightweight title from reigning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Unfortunately for McGregor and his legions of fans, this mission did not go as planned, as he was thumped to a fourth-round submission loss by the champion.

McGregor’s next most recent fight occurred in the boxing ring, where he battled undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a headline dominating crossover fight. Although the Irishman put up a valiant effort in this debut boxing match, he was ultimately stopped by a volley of punches in the 10th round.

McGregor’s second most recent MMA bout occured all the way back in 2016, when he defeated Eddie Alvarez by knockout to win the UFC lightweight title. Because he still owned the UFC featherweight belt at the time, this made him the first fighter in UFC history to wear two titles simultaneously.

At present, Conor McGregor is awaiting discipline from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, having been involved in a brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team after the UFC 229 main event. McGregor is expected to appear in front of the NSAC in late January. A suspension and fine both seem likely.

While nothing is official just yet, UFC President Dana White has stated he’d like to see McGregor fight Dustin Poirier next, while Nurmagomedov battles Tony Ferguson. McGregor holds a previous knockout victory over Poirier, although this win occurred in the featherweight division many years ago.

Whatever the case, Conor McGregor certainly seems to plan on fighting again.

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 12/23/2018.