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Conor McGregor Biography

Conor Anthony McGregor, also known by the pseudonym of The Notorious; is a fighter of mixed martial arts and was born on July 14, 1988, in Dublin, Ireland. Conor McGregor is known for competing and excelling in categories such as lightweight and featherweight, also for being the first and only fighter to win two titles in two different divisions at the same time.

Conor McGregor, son of Margaret and Tony McGregor, grew up in Crumlin, Ireland. McGregor attended Gaelscoil and Gaelcholáiste elementary school and attended secondary school at the Colaiste de Hilda school in Tallaght. In his youth, he played football for the football club of Lourdes Celtic.

At the age of 12, Conor McGregor started boxing at Crumlin Boxing Club. In 2006, Conor McGregor and his family moved to Lucan, Dublin. In Lucan, he met Tom Egan and both began to train mixed martial arts.

In May 2017, his firstborn was born, fruit of the relationship he has with Dee Devlin, whose relationship is based on mutual support, for everything that had to happen while McGregor started in the world of mixed martial arts; they had to endure hunger, live with the support of the government, among other difficult situations since McGregor was focused and dedicated to his training, and always had the support of his partner. So they have been together for more than eight years.

McGregor signed a contract in February 2013. On April 6, 2013, Conor McGregor made his debut in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) against Marcus Brimage. McGregor won the fight by technical knockout.

On August 17, 2013, McGregor faced Max Holloway and McGregor won by unanimous decision. After the fight, it was said that Conor McGregor had torn the ligament and had to undergo surgery, which is why he would be retired for a maximum of ten months.

On July 19, 2014, McGregor faced Diego Brandão, McGregor won the fight by technical knockout in the second round.

“I have not arrived to participate in the sport, I have come to dominate it.” Conor McGregor

On January 18, 2015, McGregor faced off against Dennis Siver, which was won by Conor McGregor by technical knockout in the second round. On July 11, 2015, McGregor fought against Chad Mendes, which was victorious for McGregor by technical knockout in the second round.

On March 5, 2016, Conor McGregor faced Nate Diaz for his debut in the welterweight category, which he lost by submission in the second round. On July 9 of the same year, the rematch with Diaz was scheduled, due to problems of Mcgregor for not fulfilling his obligations of the means of the fight, McGregor had to postpone the fight. A month later the fight took place and McGregor won the rematch by majority decision.

On April 19, 2016, Conor McGregor announced his retirement via Twitter, but on the 21st of that same month, he published on his Facebook account that he did not withdraw.

On August 26, 2017, in Las Vegas, the fight between the Irishman Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather was scheduled. The president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), the Mexican Mauricio Sulaiman, declared the fight as “the fight for the money”. According to estimates about the prizes, Mayweather would earn 300 million dollars and Conor 100 million dollars, which would be the most lucrative combat in history.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship

  • Lightweight champion (once)
  • The only fighter to be a two-division champion simultaneously in Cage Warriors
  • Featherweight Champion (once)

 

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • Featherweight Champion (once)
  • The only fighter to be two division champion simultaneously in the UFC
  • Lightweight Champion (once, current)
  • Interim Featherweight Champion (once)
  • KO of the Night (once)
  • Fight of the Night (twice)
  • Performance of the Night (six times)
  • Faster finish in a title match (0:13) vs. José Aldo at UFC 194
  • Cover of the EA Sports UFC 2 video game (with Ronda Rousey)
  • The highest number of knockouts in the featherweight division (six)

 

Bleacher Report

  • Fighter of the Year (2015)

 

MMA Mania

  • Fighter of the Year (2015)
  • The event of the Year (2015, UFC 189)

 

MMA Fighting

  • Fighter of the Year (2015)
  • The event of the Year (2015, UFC 189)

 

MMA Junkie

  • Fighter of the Year (2015)
  • KO of the Month (December 2015)

 

MMAInsider.net

  • Revelation in UFC (2013)

 

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • The fief of the Year (2015)
  • Best in Interviews (2015)
  • Most Outstanding Wrestler (2015)

 

the MMA community

  • Male Wrestler of the Year (2015)

 

Combat Press

  • The event of the Year (2015, UFC 189)
  • Most Progressive Fighter of the Year (2014)
  • Fighter of the Year (2015)

 

World MMA Awards

  • International Fighter of the Year (2014)
  • International Fighter of the Year (2015)
  • Fighter of the Year (2015)

 

Severe MMA

  • Irish Wrestler of the Year (2014)
  • Irish Wrestler of the Year (2015)
  • Fighter of the Year (2015)

 

Sherdog

  • Most Progressive Fighter of the Year (2014)
  • The event of the Year (2015, UFC 194)
  • KO of the Year (2015) vs. José Aldo at UFC 194
  • Fighter of the Year (2015)

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