Conor McGregor would sometimes appear to take his new wealth for granted, going on shopping sprees and flaunting it in front of opponents. However, in quiet moments the Irishman insists that he's truly appreciative for all he has.
"There's not a day goes by that I don't wake up thankful and grateful for the life that I have, now," he told BoyleSports in a recent short video feature.
"I look around, everywhere. There's many troubles in my country. People are going through tough times. When I look at what I have, and everything that I have achieved, I am extremely grateful, and I do pinch myself."
In the touching video, McGregor walks around the streets near his home in Ireland and is greeted by supporters. His coach John Kavanagh says that McGregor always tries to take time to make a connection with each and every supporter.
"Every single person who asks for a picture, gets one," he said.
"They get a 'thank you' as well, because he knows that each one of them is playing a role in helping elevate his status."
McGregor says it is no chore to interact with his people. Especially in Ireland, "Notorious" can't get enough of the positive energy his fans give him.
"As you see, I walk the streets and everyone is full of support, and praise, and looking to take pictures, and sign things. It's very proud for me to have the support of my people," he went on.
For all his globe-trotting, McGregor insists that he'll always call Ireland home. "I f---ing love this place," he gushed.
"I'll never leave this place, ever, in me life. This is my home. I go to the U.S. for that sweet check, and then I hightail it back here to be with my own people."