Conor Anthony McGregor ( born 14 July 1988) is an Irish mixed martial artist who competes in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He began his professional career in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in 2008 after leaving his job as a plumber. In 2009, he attended UFC 93 and was so inspired by the experience that he began to pursue a dream, one day having a career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. On March 9, 2008, Conor McGregor made his professional MMA debut in Cage of Truth 2, defeating Gary Morris by TKO in the second round.
He is 31 years old.
Weight & Height
Height: 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Weight: 77 kg
Born on July 14, 1988 and raised in Crumlin, Dublin, Conor McGregor is one of the three children of Tony and Magaret McGregor. He attended his primary school (Gaelscoil) and secondary school (Gaelcholáiste) in the city of Tallaght, in the south of Dublin. While in school, McGregor cultivated an interest in sports like associative soccer. His interest in soccer led him to play youth soccer for the Lourdes Celtic Football Club. When he struck 12, McGregor cultivated his interest in another sport, boxing. As a result, he started boxing at Crumlin Boxing Club. After he and his family moved to Lucan in Dublin, McGregor began a plumbing apprenticeship. Soon after, McGregor caught up with Tom Egan, who became a UFC fighter. The duo began training in mixed martial arts.
He started courting his girlfriend / partner, Dee Devlin, an Irish businessman, since 2008. The couple has two children. Their first child, Conor Jack McGregor Jr, was born on May 5, 2017. McGregor is a supporter of same-sex marriage and believes in equal rights for all.
Conor McGregor Mixed Martial Arts Career & Record
In February 2007, McGregor, 18, debuted in his first amateur mixed martial arts fight. His opponent was Kieran Campbell whom McGregor defeated by Technical Knock out. McGregor, who fought in the match for the promotion of the Irish Ring of Truth, became a Pro after the fight and was signed for the promotion of the Irish Ring of Truth. That’s how he started training at Straight Blast Gym. In March 2008, McGregor fought his first professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fight against Gary Morris in the lightweight division. After his victory, he had his second bout against Mo Taylor, whom he defeated. McGregor debuted in the featherweight division against Artemij Sitenkov. McGregor contemplated changing careers after winning his second featherweight fight against Stephen Bailey. McGregor’s mother along with his coach John Kavanagh helped a discouraged McGregor increase his will to succeed in the sport. He won multiple fights and was on an eight-fight streak in 2011 and 2012, making him the first European mixed martial artist to hold CWFC lightweight championships and featherweight titles. Therefore, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) offered him a contract. He officially became Ireland’s second UFC fighter in February 2013. In April 2013, McGregor battled Marcus Brimage in his UFC debut and triumphed over his opponent to claim the Knockout of the Night award for the first time in his career. . After his second fight against Andy Ogle, McGregor suffered an injury that will leave him out of action for 10 months.
In July 2014, McGregor returned to action, battling Cole Miller, whom he defeated. The victory over Miller secured McGregor the Performance of the Night award for the first time. After signing another multi-fight deal with the UFC, McGregor defeated Dustin Poirier, who was in the UFC’s Top 10 Featherweights, to win his second consecutive Performance of the Night award. After his win over Dustin, McGregor made remarks directed at the top featherweight champions, making fans see him as a contender for the featherweight championship. A fight between McGregor and Dennis Siver was scheduled. The winner of the fight will face José Aldo, the UFC featherweight champion. McGregor defeated Dennis Siver and received the Performance of the Night award. In July 2015, it was stated that McGregor will face Aldo in a fight for the UFC Featherweight Championship during the annual UFC International Wrestling Week. The fight was well publicized with a 12-day world tour, in which we visited eight cities in 5 countries. Fans were disappointed when Aldo pulled out of the fight after a broken rib. McGregor was ready to face Chad Mendes in an interim featherweight championship fight. The fight that took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena had an attendance of 16,019 with $ 7,200,000 generated, a record sum for an MMA fight in the United States. McGregor defeated Mendes for his fourth consecutive Performance of the Night award. Following their fight, it was announced that McGregor will face José Aldo in a UFC featherweight championship unification fight to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in December 2015. The fight generated around $ 10,000,000 to meet UFC President Dany White’s expectations. The fight broke the record for the highest sum generated for an MMA fight in the United States. The fight lasted just 13 seconds with McGregor emerging as the undisputed featherweight champion, second in history. McGregor made his intention to become the first UFC double weight champion in the known UFC.
Therefore, he was slated to fight UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. Anjos pulled out of the fight after suffering a knee injury. After several fighters turned down the offer to take Anjos’s place, Nate Diaz, a former lightweight champion, agreed to fight McGregor. The fight that took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena saw McGregor record his first loss since 2010. In April 2016, he had a rematch with Nate Diaz, this time, he defeated his opponent. In November 2016, he battled Eddie Alvarez to claim the UFC Lightweight Championship and became the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two weight divisions. However, he was stripped of his featherweight title in November, after inactivity in the division. In April 2018, McGregor was stripped of his UFC lightweight championship after a period of inactivity in the division. He tried to claim his title in October, against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defeated him. In March 2019, McGregor declared his retirement to the world through social media. After expressing interest in a rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov, there will be a fight between the fighters in January 2020.
Conor McGregor Professional Boxing Career & Record
cIn March 2017, McGregor took time off from the MMA scene ahead of his child’s birth and was involved in an intensified boxing campaign where he fought against undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr in August same year. Mayweather defeated McGregor in the 10th round by TKO.
Conor McGregor rose from a difficult neighborhood to become the biggest star in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). After joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2013, “The Notorious” unified the featherweight division with its winning title in 2015, and the following year became a two-division champion by winning the lightweight title. McGregor also battled boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017. He abruptly retired from MMA in March 2019, before returning with a victory in January 2020.
Conor McGregor’s net worth, salary, support and business
McGregor’s net worth is estimated at $ 110 million. Earn $ 32 million annually from fight and salary gains. Its endorsement and sponsorship deals with brands like Budweiser, Reebok, Monster Energy, Beats Electronics, and Burger King generate annual revenue of $ 15 million. McGregor is ranked as the 21st highest-paid athlete in 2019 by Forbes. McGregor, in association with David August, has a fashion brand called “August McGregor” intended primarily to provide modern, slim fit men’s suits. He also founded and owns his own number twelve Irish Whiskey with large distributions in the United States, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and Russia.
Conor McGregor announced his retirement
Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport on social media on Sunday. The former UFC two-division world champion said he had finished fighting in a statement posted on his verified Twitter early Sunday morning.
“Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting,” the tweet said. “Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been! Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my World title wins! Pick the home of your dreams Mags I love you! Whatever you desire it’s yours”
This isn’t the first time the mixed martial arts star has announced his retirement on social media. The controversial Irish fighter, whose nickname is “The Notorious,” announced his retirement from the sport in March of 2019 but returned to the ring earlier this year to battle American fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in Las Vegas, Nevada. He went on to beat the Cowboy with a technical knockout after 15 months of retirement. And in 2016, he tweeted, “I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.”