Conor Mcgregor is a two-time UFC champion, lightweight champion, and former featherweight champion. Conor Anthony Mcgregor, known by the nickname The Notorious, is an Irish boxer. He is the 89th richest entertainer in 2017 with a net worth of $34 million. So far his martial arts record shows that Conor has won 21 out of 24 fights, 18 by knockout, and 3 by submission.
Conor Mcgregor Wiki and Boxing Career
The left-handed and aggressive boxing champion started his boxing fight from the streets of Dublin. His path crossed with Tom Egan when his family moved to Lucan. Both potential UFC boxers trained for mixed martial arts. Conor Mcgregor has been boxing since 2008 but did not make his professional debut until 2017 when he lost to Floyd Mayweather. While his tournament with Nat Diaz at UFC 202 attracted 1.65 million pay-per-view (PPV) purchases, his boxing match with Mayweather became the second-highest in history with breathtaking 4.3 million PPV purchases.
At 18, he made his amateur debut in mixed martial arts. Conor defeated Kieran Campbell with a technical knockout. This earned him an application to the Irish Cage of Truth promotion. The Irish boxer switched to professional MMA and celebrated his debut with another victory. He defeated Gary Morris as a lightweight with another TKO victory. Conor also had his defeats and professional defeats. As he was considering a change in his career, the records show that the champion recorded eight consecutive victories in one year (2011-12).
By 2013 Conor Mcgregor had become an experienced MMA professional. In that year he signed an all-around contract with UFC boss Dana White. This made him the second Irish fighter for the company after his youth buddy Tom Egan. His UFC debut against Marcus Brimage was tough but ended in his favor and also earned him the “Knockout of the Night” award.
Connor had a complicated fight with Max Holloway, who was not familiar with Conor’s boxing and taekwondo skills. Holloway had replaced Andy Ogle in the fight because of an injury. The heated tournament ended in an unusual way. According to an MRI scan, Conor had an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and needed surgery to repair it.
Amidst the drama, Mcgregor was unanimously declared the winner of the fight. The Conor-Holloway fight influenced the making of a documentary film called The Notorious. Upon his return from injury in 2014, Connor Mcgregor renewed his all-out contract with the UFC and recorded further victories over time. His greatest inspiration was Muhammad Ali, whom he emulated right up to the traditional “trash talk” of boxing.
Connor owns the fashion brand August Mcgregor, which he runs in partnership with David August, a costume designer. He advocates the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act and fights for the rights of boxers. His advocacy deals with Bud Light, Reebok, Monster Energy, Beats by Dre brings in up to $7 million.
Family And Sister
Conor Mcgregor was born on July 14, 1988, in Crumlin Dublin. His parents Tony and Margaret Mcgregor have been married for 36 years. In various interviews, both parents behind Conor’s rough appearance say that he is a good-natured and very generous person. His family moved to Lucan in 2006 after his primary and secondary education.
At the age of 12, he had started to develop his boxing talent. He also took up an apprenticeship as a plumber. His father thought he would end up as a plumber. But he was not surprised when the story changed. Funnily enough, he remembers that the baby Conor was born with a clenched fist. The sports lover has 2 sisters – Erin and Aoife. Erin is a hairdresser.
Conor Mcgregor’s Wife, Girlfriend, And Son
Conor has officially no wife. Rather, he has a longtime girlfriend, Dee Devlin from Walkinstown. The couple from Dublin have been together since 2008. They have one son, Conor Jack Mcgregor, born on May 5, 2017, Dee is Conor’s fan and number one supporter. According to reports she had to quit her job to be there for her boyfriend.
The star says he is indebted to Dee for supporting him and believing in him when no one did. Dee is currently working closely with Conor. She travels with him and takes care of his finances. The Irish boxer says that he is not afraid to do anything that makes her happy. Dee seemed to fit in well with the Mcgregory family. Rumor has it that this year could be the year Conor puts a ring on his finger.
Height And Weight
Height: 5 ft 9 inches (1.75 m)
Weight: 70 kg (155 Pounds)