Conor McGregor is the name of the most fearsome powerful mixed martial art champion and businessman. He is an Irish fighter. Once he dominated the MMA ring with his fist. All the senior and junior players still remember him for his ultra-powerful performance in UFC.
There was no fighter on the McGregor planet who did fear to fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. We all know the historical matches in Las Vegas where McGregor fight against Nurmagomedov. It was the only UFC match where Nurmagomedov got his first losing stain. And before that nobody was able to defeat Nurmagomedov. It was McGregor who made this happen.
But we all know the rest history of it. The winning didn’t last in the long round for McGregor. But still, it becomes legendary for all time. It was the most sales pay-per-view event in the history of the UFC.
McGregor is really a good painter for making history. Every match he attended turns into a legendary one. The story of the match stays in everyone’s mouth for eternity cause that’s how McGregor plays and fights against his opponents that nobody could ever forget that moment from their mind.
McGregor is also responsible for the second highest-selling pay-per-view event. It was against Mayweather, and it was just the time when McGregor makes his debut in the professional boxing match. There are six headlines in the highest-selling pay-per-view UFC events. And five of the title has McGregor names included there, we will learn all about it later.
There are very few legendary players we have like McGregor. He has always been one of the best players and the main attraction of fans. Every boxing lover wants to about him.
So, here we prepare an article for those who want to learn more about this amazing fighter. Here we will talk about his early life, how he started his career, and how he becomes one of the greatest UFC fighters in the world, his personal life, his income and salary, and some other facts that you might enjoy.
Okay, let’s see a brief history of Conor McGregor’s journey.
McGregor’s full name is Conor Anthony McGregor. He was born in Crumlin, Dublin on 14 July 1988. He is the son of Tony and Margaret McGregor. McGregor spends his childhood at the Crumlin. He was raised there and went to school there. McGregor takes his primary education from an Irish Language school named GaelscoilScoilMológa, which was located in Harold’s Cross.
After finishing his primary level education McGregor attend the Gaelcholáiste Coláiste de hÍde for his secondary level education. This where McGregor started to fall in love with sports. But not yet with UFC. While studying at the Gaelcholáiste, McGregor begun to play football. He also once played in the football club in his youth, it was for the Lourdes Celtic Football Club.
When McGregor turns 12, then he finally finds his place in boxing. He began his boxing career and training at the Crumlin Boxing Club. In an interview, McGregor said that he started boxing training to fight against bullies and it gives him confidence.
In 2006, the McGregor family moves to the Lucan, Dublin. There McGregor meets with one of his best friends, Tom Egan who also turns into a professional UFC fighter. They have the same interests, so these two boys started boxing training together.
McGregor was leading life in the training center of boxing. Then on 17 February 2007, he got the opportunity for the first time to fight for a high profile. It was for the Irish Ring of Truth promotion in Dublin and McGregor’s fight against Kieran Campbell. McGregor won via technical knockout in the first round. It opens the path for him to professional boxing. He has then signed a contract with the Irish Cage of Truth promotion. And started his training at the Straight Blast Gym in Dublin under John Kavanagh.
Conor McGregor’s Career:
McGregor started his professional career in 2018. It was a lightweight match against Gary Morris. McGregor won the match by technical knockout in the second round. His second match was with Mo Taylor. McGregor won this one too and then he started to fight in the featherweight division.
His first fight was with Artemij Sitenko. But McGregor loses this one. In his next match, McGregor fought against Stephen Bailey. He won that one. And then McGregor suddenly leaves boxing and started to pursue a completely different path for his career. But he brought him back in boxing again. Coach John Kavanagh helped his mother a lot to bring him back into boxing again.
After fixing his mind to boxing again, McGregor fought in the featherweight section against Connor Dillon. McGregor won the game and then he went back to lightweight to fight with Joseph Duffy. But he was defeated for the second time.
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McGregor’s winning history:
From 2011 to 2012, McGregor won 8 matches in a row. At that time he won CWFC featherweight and lightweight championships. In 2013, UFC precedent made a trip to Dublin. And then McGregor had a meeting with the president Dana White and they offered McGregor a contract to the UFC. It was the begging of McGregor’s UFC journey.
On 2013 April 6, McGregor fought his first match in UFC at UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi event. The match was against Marcus Brimage. McGregor won the match by knockout, it gave him the award of “Knockout of the Night”. From his first appearance, he made a great impression. And then continuously dominate the UFC.
McGregor won a total of 22 matches and lose 5 matches in his boxing career. His biggest loss was against Floyd Mayweather and khabibNurmagomedov.
After his retirement in 2018, McGregor started a whisky business named Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey. He launched it in Ireland and the USA at first. Now, this is available in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and Canada too. McGregor also has a business with fashion tailoring brand David August.
His personal life:
McGregor is a catholic person. He doesn’t follow any superstation or ritual before the fight. We see many doing such things. McGregor is married to Dee Devlin. The couple is together since 2008. They had three children together. McGregor has two sisters that he grew up with named Erin and Aoife.
McGregor has been to many movies and games. He has a love for acting too. He first appeared in a film called The Ultimate Fighter 22. It was in 2015. In 2015 he did another film called The notorious. McGregor also appeared in a documentary film that was made about him. It was in 2017. He rolled in the video game too.
Conor McGregor’s Net Worth and Salary:
McGregor is one of the highest-paid boxers in the whole world. He has made a lot of money from his boxing career and from his business too. According to celebritynetworth.com, his total net worth is about 200 million dollars.
He earned 5 million dollars at the UFC 189 when he defeated Chad Mendes. On December 11, 2015, McGregor made 12 million dollars by a win against Jose Aldo. It was one of the greatest matches in the history of boxing. At the UFC 196 in 2016, McGregor fought against Nate Diaz. And by winning the match he made about 15 million dollars.
Later at the UFC 202, McGregor fought with Nate Diaz once again. And that time the match help to made him 25 million dollars. He made 50 million in 2018 in a fight against KhabibNurmagomedov. His total earning from UFC is about 115 million dollars.
When McGregor switches from UFC cage to UFC ring in 2017, he fights the undefeated champion, Floyd Mayweather. It was the second best-selling pay-per-view in the history of boxing. From that match, McGregor made about 100 million dollars between guarantees, merchandise royalties, concessions, and bonuses.
McGregor also earned quite a large amount of money from endorsements too. He earned about 14 million dollars between June 2017 and June 2018 from his contract with big companies like Burger King, Beats by Dre, and Anheuser-Busch. On March 25, 2019, McGregor went to retirement and leave MMA fighting. From his boxing career, he made about a total of 245 million dollars.
After the retirement of McGregor, we still see sometimes this amazing fighter in the boxing ring. He has made an enormous fan from all over the world. He is an inspiration to all. Once he has to collect money from government assistance, 235 dollars per week. And now we know what he has become. Life is not easy, fight for the thing you love and you care about.