Conor McGregor Success Story
Conor McGregor is a renowned Mixed Martial artist from Ireland who presently competes inUFC featherweight division. The current Interim Featherweight champ is also erstwhile Cage Warriors lightweight & featherweight champion. According to latest UFC rankings, McGregor is the #1 featherweight & #11 pound-for-pound fighter.
Connor McGregor was born on July 14, 1988 to Tony & Margaret McGregor in Dublin.
Connor kick started his MMA career as he reached 20 in 2008, with Cage of Truth 2 where he won defeating Gary Morris. He was largely inspired by his experience at 2009 UFC 93 & dreamt of building a career as a UFC champion in near future. Connor received his training under the great Irish jiu-jitsu black belt John Kavanagh. Added to boxing, he trained himself in kickboxing, Capoeira, karate & Taekwondo before competing in pro MMA scene.
Conor signed his first multi-fight contract with UFC in 2013 and his debt bout was against Marcus Brimage. The win earned him his first ever “Knockout of the Night” honors. After a fight against Max Holloway in August 2013, Conor ended up with torn ACL that kept him out of the ring for nearly 10 month. He returned to action in 2014 with a bout against Diego Brandao at UFC Fight Night 46.
The win earned the Irish fighter his first ever “Performance of the night” bonus reward.Over the months, Conor won the UFC 178 fight against Dustin Poirier in September 2014 via 1st round TKO. Interestingly, he is the first man ever to finish Dennis via TKO/KO in a bout. In 2015 January, Conor defeated Dennis Siver, winning the bonus award of “Performance of the Night” once again. In July 2015, Conor defeated #1 UFC contender Mendes (Chad) at UFC 189 bout to win the coveted UFC Interim Featherweight Championship.
Conor McGregor With Mike Tyson
McGregor had an amazing unbeatable streak of thirteen wins in 2011. In 2012, he became the 1st Irish MMA fighter ever to hold CWFC Lightweight & Featherweight titles in 3 divisions simultaneously. He is the 2nd Irish fighter ever to compete for UFC.
He is romantically engaged to Dee Devlin.
Books & films
Conor has penned a book named “Notorious: My Life in and Out of the Octagon”.A documentary, “The Notorious” has been released on the meteoric ascend of the UFC champion. The #1 UFC featherweight champ has been and continues to be a huge inspiration for the aspiring fighters in Ireland. A plumber in early life, Conor has shown how determination and hard work could lead up to meteoric fame.
His powerful, carefully timed striking spree never fails to amaze his audience.
Best Breakthrough fighter of the year
Breakout Fighter of the Year
Combat Press & Best UFC Newcomer
International Fighter of the Year