He's the newest star of Irish sport, but just last week Conor McGregor was still signing on.
Now all that’s changed following his sensational UFC debut in Stockholm on Saturday, which saw him knock out his opponent in 67 seconds and walk away with a cool $60k KO bonus.
Enough to keep him in dickie bows for a few weeks, at least.
"Just last week I was collecting the social welfare," McGregor said.
"I was in there saying to them, 'I don't know what's going to happen. I'm signed to the UFC. I don't know. Blah, blah, blah.' Now I suppose I'm just going to have to tell them f*** off."
The 24-year-old Dubliner, fighting in the featherweight division, went through Marcus Brimage for a shortcut at UFC on Fuel 9 in Stockholm, Sweden, taking just 67 seconds to put his experienced opponent on his back.
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The win earned McGregor sixty Gs, as well as the admiration of UFC president Dana White.
"I'm blown away," White told the post-fight press conference.
"It's his first fight ever in the UFC, he walks out tonight and got in the Octagon like it was his hundredth... Kid was totally relaxed, he's a beast.
McGregor has fought since 2008, collecting 12 knockouts in his 13 pro wins. A bright future is assured.