Conor popularly known as the “Infamous” is a popular Irish professional MMA fighter but also a professional boxer. He is currently the best in the UFC lightweight category, and he also had a professional boxing match against five-time world champion Floyd Mayweather.
He was born on July 14, 1988. in Kramlin, Dublin. He grew up in the suburbs of Dublin, where he also attended primary and secondary school. McGregor has two sisters named Erin and Aoife. He is 175cm tall and weighs 70kgs. When he was 12 years old, he started boxing at the Kramlin Boxing Club. Before boxing, football was the first sport he trained. In 2006, he moved to Lucan with his family where he met coach Tom Egan and began training mixed martial arts with him. During his martial arts training, he was living on welfare, receiving only 188 euros. Before competitions in professional MMA , he also trained Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Capoeira and Kickboxing. His sports hero was Muhammad Ali.
When it comes to his opponents, he has made extremely harsh statements, he is known for that and yet in his private life he advocates for human freedom, he was one of the main promoters of same-sex marriage in Ireland. He also has his own fashion line, collaborating with renowned designer David August.
In addition to his parents, a great support was his wife Dee, who did not leave him at the time, although he lived hard. The two are famous in Ireland and even their murals are painted in the O’Connell Street. He has a son Conor Jack McGregor Jr. with her who was born on May 5, 2017.
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) & UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Career:
As an eighteen-year-old, Connor entered the MMA cage in 2007 against Kiran Campbell in the Irish Ring, defeating him in the first round. This fight opened the door to professional MMA fights for him. With new coach John Kavanagh in 2008, he started training. After his first defeat, he tried to move his career in a different direction, but with the great insistence and support of his mother, he then continued his trainings in MMA.
He signed a contract with the UFC in 2013. That same year, he won his first Knockout Evening Award in the fight against Marcus Brimage. After a ligament injury he sustained during one fight he retired until 2014. That same year, upon his return, he was awarded the title of “Best Fight of the Night” in a match against Diego Brand. Then the lower prize money he won from matches with famous boxers, of course, all had media coverage.
In September 2014, after signing a second contract with the UFC, he inflicted his first defeat on Dustin Poirier in the ultimatum cage. The fight earned him another award for “Best Fight of the Night.” Connor didn’t stop, so he won the third best fight of the evening award in January 2015 in a match against Denis Siver.
McGregor was then scheduled to fight against Chad Mendes instead of Jose Aldo, who retired at the last minute due to injury. The match was held in Las Vegas in front of more than 16,000 visitors. McGregor defeated Mendes in the second round by technical knockout and received another award for “Best Fight of the Night.” Finally, on December 12, 2015, a match with Aldo is scheduled in Las Vegas. He once again proved that he was the best and he also won the fifth prize for “Best Fight of the Night”. Unexpectedly, McGregor suffered his first UFC defeat and third overall when Diaz forced him to surrender. Despite the defeat, McGregor was awarded a whopping $ 1,000,000. The rematch took place in August 2016. Connor won by decision of the judges and won another award for Best Fight of the Night.
In 2019, it was announced that he was retiring permanently and had his last fight in October 2018 where he suffered defeat. He officially finished his career with 25 matches, 21 of which he was the winner and 18 of them with a knockout.
On one occasion he stated that he did not believe and had no rituals before the match, believing that they were some “form of fear”.
McGregor against Mayweather:
Over the years, he became more successful and did not hide his desire to face world champion Floyd Mayweather. The match is finally scheduled for August 26, 2017 at the T-mobile arena in Nevada. Just two days before the start of one of the most anticipated boxing matches of the decade, it was announced that Mayweather and McGregor will also fight for the WBC Money belt (World Boxing Council), which could earn them $ 100 million. In front of more than 14,000 spectators, McGregor was defeated by a technical knockout in the 10th round.
Conor McGregor Net Worth:
Now he is known for living the high life. He makes a lot of money and spends it just as quickly. He owns very expensive cars, several properties, and just his summer house is worth as much as $ 2,995,000.
July 11th. In 2015, when he beat Chad Mendes at the UFC, he made $ 5 million. Defeating Jose Aldo that same year earned him $ 12 million. He reportedly earned between $ 10 million and $ 15 million in fighting Nate Diaz. As the media further reported in the next fight against Nate, he made $ 25 million, $ 7 million fighting Eddie Alvarez, and a whole $ 50 million fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.
His total UFC earnings to date are approximately $ 115 million. Between June 2017 and June 2018, he earned about $ 14 million in copyright from companies like Burger King, Beats by Dre … etc.
According to his encrypted statement on the social networking site Twiter, he will be retiring to focus on new business ventures such as his Proper 12 brand. If this is indeed true, throughout his entire boxing career, Conor has earned exactly $ 235 million.