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Conor McGregor on why he didn't attend the RTÉ Sport awards

Having enjoyed a phenomenal 2014, many would have expected the Dubliner to appear at the ceremony.

McGregor enjoyed another successful year in 2014.
McGregor enjoyed another successful year in 2014.
Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

CONOR MCGREGOR HAS revealed the reason behind his absence from last night’s RTÉ Sport awards.

Having enjoyed a phenomenal 2014 that included a successful return from injury and a continuation of his UFC unbeaten streak, many would have expected the Dubliner to appear at the ceremony.

However, on a post via his official Facebook page, McGregor wrote:

“I appreciate the curiosity about my absence from these ‘Sport Awards’.
Credit with RTÉ however, is not what I seek. It is cash. And as Executive Producer of my 6-part series ‘NOTORIOUS’, airing January 26th, cash is what they pay.

“If it’s PURE Sport you want though. The ORIGINAL sport of the Human Race. The Sport of Unarmed Combat. The Sport of Survival. The Sport before the term ‘Sport’ was even created…

“Catch ‘UFC Fight Night Boston: McGregor – Vs – Who gives a fuck we are still watching.’
LIVE and EXCLUSIVE to Setanta Sports and 3e Sports respectively. This coming January 18th.

“Conor Bless.”

What do you think? Should McGregor have received greater recognition at the awards?

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