Conor McGregor is an Irish professional boxer and mixed martial art fighter who is widely known for his aggressive and domineering style of fighting. His aggressive demeanour in the octagon is known to be one of the most intimidating dispositions which largely contributes to his victories. His brutal form of fighting which has earned several championship titles has earned him the nickname “The Notorious”. In this Conor McGregor Biography Facts, Childhood, Net Worth and Personal Life, we review the life and career of one of the MMA greatest fighters.
McGregor who began fighting in 2008, has fought in 26 fights, winning 22 of these fights. Of his 22 fight wins, McGregor has dominated his opponent by knockout on 19 occasions. Other highlights include his accomplishments, net worth, endorsements and businesses.
Conor McGregor Biography Facts, Age, Nickname
- Full Name: Conor Anthony McGregor
- Nicknames: The Notorious
- Date of Birth: 14 July 1988
- Age: 32 years
- Place of Birth: Crumlin, Ireland
- Nationality: Irish
- Height: 5ft 9in (175 cm)
- Weight: 77 kg
- Reach: 74 in (188 cm)
- Education: Coláiste De Híde
- Father: Tony McGregor
- Mother: Margaret McGregor
- Siblings: Erin McGregor (Sister), Aoife McGregor (Sister)
- Marital Status: Single
- Partner: Dee Devlin (girlfriend)
- Children: Conor Jack McGregor Jr (Son)
- Net Worth: $110 million
- Occupation: Boxer, Mixed Martial Artist
- Team: Straight Blast Gym Ireland
- Weight Class/Division: Welterweight
- Career: 2008–present
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Conor McGregor Childhood Story and Early Life
Born on 14 July 1988 and raised in Crumlin, Dublin, Conor McGregor is one of three children born to Tony and Magaret McGregor. He attended his primary school (Gaelscoil) and secondary school (Gaelcholáiste) in the South Dublin town of Tallaght. While at school, McGregor cultivated an interest in sports such as associative football. His interest in football led him to play youth football for Lourdes Celtic Football Club. When he clocked 12, McGregor cultivated an interest in another sport, boxing. As a result, he started boxing at Crumlin Boxing Club. After he and his family relocated to Lucan in Dublin, McGregor took on a plumbing apprenticeship. Shortly after, McGregor met up with Tom Egan who became a UFC fighter. The duo began training in Mixed Martial arts.
Conor McGregor Mixed Martial Arts Career & Record
- Total: 26
- Wins: 22 (TKO – 19, submission – 1, decision – 2)
- Losses: 4 (by submission)
In February 2007, 18 years old McGregor debuted in his first Mixed Martial arts amateur fight. His opponent was Kieran Campbell who McGregor defeated by Technical Knock out. McGregor who fought in the match for Irish Ring of Truth promotion turned Pro after the fight and was signed by Irish Ring of Truth promotion. He thus began training in Straight Blast Gym.
In March 2008, McGregor fought in his first professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight against Gary Morris in the lightweight division. Following his win, he had his second bout against Mo Taylor, who he defeated. McGregor then debuted in the featherweight division against Artemij Sitenkov. McGregor contemplated changing career after he won his second featherweight fight against Stephen Bailey. McGregor mother along with his coach, John Kavanagh, helped a discouraged McGregor increase his will to succeed in the sport.
He went on to win several fights and was on an eight-fight streak in 2011 and 2012 which saw him become the first European Mixed Martial Artist to hold both Lightweight championships and CWFC Featherweight titles. He was thus offered a contract by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He officially became the second UFC fighter from Ireland in February 2013. In April 2013, McGregor fought against 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. Following his second fight against Andy Ogle, McGregor sustained an injury which will see him out of action for 10 months.
In July 2014, McGregor returned to action, fighting against Cole Miller, who he defeated. The win 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 among the Top 10 UFC featherweight, to win his second successive Performance of the Night award. Following his win over Dustin, McGregor made utterances directed at top featherweight Champions which made fans see him as a contender for the featherweight championship.
A fight between McGregor and Dennis Siver was scheduled. The winner of the bout will go on to face José Aldo, the UFC Featherweight Champion. McGregor defeated Dennis Siver and was awarded the Performance of the Night award. In July 2015, it was declared that McGregor will face Aldo in a UFC Featherweight Championship bout during UFC’s annual International Fight Week. The fight was well publicised with a 12-day world tour, in which eight cities in 5 countries we’re visited. Fans were disappointed when Aldo pulled out of the fight after a rib fracture.
McGregor was then set to face Chad Mendes in an Interim Featherweight Championship bout. The fight which went down in the MGM Grand Garden Arena had an attendance of 16,019 with $7,200,000 generated, a record sum for an MMA bout in the US. McGregor defeated Mendes and went on to secure his fourth successive Performance of the Night award.
Following his fight, it was announced that McGregor will face Jose Aldo in a UFC Featherweight Championship unification fight to be held in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in December 2015. The fight generated about $10,000,000 meeting expectations of UFC president, Dany White. The bout broke the record for the highest sum generated for an MMA bout in the US. The bout lasted for just 13 seconds with McGregor emerging as the undisputed Featherweight champion, the second in history. McGregor made his intentions of becoming the first UFC dual-weight champion in the UFC known.
He was thus scheduled to fight UFC Lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos. Anjos withdrew from the fight after he suffered a knee injury. After several fighters turned down the offer to take Anjos place, Nate Diaz, a former Lightweight champion agreed to fight McGregor. The bout which 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 fought Eddie Alvarez to claim the UFC Lightweight Championship and became the first fighter in the UFC to be title holders in two weight divisions. He was however 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 attempted to reclaim his title in October, against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defeated him.
In March 2019, McGregor declared to the world via social media his retirement. After stating his interest in a rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov, a bout is set to take place between the fighters in January 2020.
Conor McGregor Professional Boxing Career & Record
- Total Fights: 1
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1 (by TKO)
In 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 Net Worth, Salary, Endorsement and Businesses
McGregor’s net worth is estimated at $110 million. He earns $32 million annually from fight earnings and salary. His endorsement and Sponsorship deals with brands such as Budweiser, Reebok, Monster Energy, Beats Electronics and Burger King generates revenue of $15 million yearly. McGregor is ranked as the 21st highest-paid athlete in 2019 by Forbes.
McGregor in partnership with David August has a fashion brand named “August McGregor” primarily aimed at providing slim fitted modern men’s suits. He also founded and owns Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey with major distributions across the United States, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK and Russia.
Conor McGregor Personal Life & Trivia
McGregor is from Ireland, speaks Irish.
He began courting his girlfriend/partner, Dee Devlin, an Irish businessperson, since 2008. The couple has two children. Their first child, Conor Jack McGregor Jr, was born May 5, 2017.
McGregor is a supporter of same-sex marriage and a believer in equal rights for all.
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