Conor Mcgregor is a two-time UFC champ, lightweight champion and a former featherweight champion. Fondly known by the nickname The Notorious, Conor Anthony Mcgregor is an Irish boxer. He is the 89th richest entertainer in 2017 with a $34 million net worth. So far, his martial arts record shows that out of 24 fights, Conor won 21, 18 by KO and 3 losses by submission.
Conor Mcgregor Wiki and Boxing Career
The left-handed and aggressive boxer champ started his boxing from the streets of Dublin. His path crossed with Tom Egan when his family relocated to Lucan. Both potential UFC boxers trained for mixed martial arts. Conor Mcgregor has been boxing since 2008 but made his professional debut in 2017 where he was defeated by Floyd Mayweather. While his tournament with Nat Diaz at UFC 202 attracted 1.65 million Pay-per-view (PPV) buys, his boxing match with Mayweather became the second highest in history at a stunning 4.3 million PPV buys.
At 18, he made his amateur debut in mixed martial arts. Conor defeated Kieran Campbell with a Technical Knock Out. This earned him a sign up with Irish Cage of Truth Promotion. Moving on to the professional MMA, the Irish boxer marked his debut with another victory. He defeated Gary Morris as a lightweight with yet another signature TKO. Conor also had his losses and professional defeats. As he considered a switch in his career, records show that the champ registered eight consecutive wins in a period of one year (2011-12).
By 2013, Conor Mcgregor had become a seasoned MMA pro. That year, he signed a multi-fight contract with UFC boss, Dana White. This would make him the second Irish fighter for the company after his teenage day buddy, Tom Egan. His UFC debut against Marcus Brimage was tough but still ended in his favor and also earned him the Knockout of the Night award.
Connor had a complicated fight with Max Holloway who was unfamiliar 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 manner. According to an MRI scan, Conor had an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and would have to undergo surgery to fix it.
Mcgregor amidst the drama was unanimously pronounced the winner of the bout. The Conor-Holloway fight influenced the making of a documentary titled The Notorious. Upon his return after the injury in 2014, Connor Mcgregor renewed his multi-fight contract with UFC and had more victories as time went on. His biggest inspiration was Muhammad Ali whom he takes after as far as the traditional boxing “trash-talk” goes.
Connor has a fashion brand August Mcgregor which he runs in partnership with David August, a costumier. He is all for the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act and speaks up for the rights of boxers. His endorsement deals with Bud Light, Reebok, Monster Energy, Beats by Dre is spinning off as much as $7 million.
Family And Sister
Conor Mcgregor was born in Crumlin Dublin on July 14, 1988. His parents Tony and Margaret Mcgregor have been married for 36 years. In different interviews, both parents say behind Conor’s rough looks, he is a good-natured and very generous person. His family relocated to Lucan after his primary and secondary education in 2006.
By 12, he had started nurturing his boxing talent. He also took up a plumbing apprenticeship. His father thought he would end up a plumber. However, he wasn’t surprised when the story changed. He funnily recalls that baby Conor was born with his fist clenched. The sports lover has 2 sisters- Erin and Aoife. Erin is a hairdresser.
Conor Mcgregor’s Wife, Girlfriend And Son
Conor does not officially have a wife. Rather he has a long time girlfriend, Dee Devlin from Walkinstown. The Dublin couple has been together since 2008. They have a son, Conor Jack Mcgregor born on May 5, 2017. Dee is Conor’s number one fan and supporter. She reportedly had to quit her job to be there for her boyfriend.
The star says he is indebted to Dee for supporting and believing in him when no one did. Dee currently works closely with Conor. She travels with him and takes care of his finances. The Irish boxer says he does not spare doing anything that will make her happy. Dee seemed to have blended well into the Mcgregory family. Rumors have it that this year could be the year Conor puts a ring on it.
Height And Weight
Height: 5 ft 9 inches (1.75 m)
Weight: 70 kg (155 Pounds)