Conor McGregor is a professional mixed martial artist from Ireland. Currently, he is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the former UFC Lightweight and Featherweight Champion and also held both belts while performing for the Cage Warriors. He is a former no. 1 pound-for-pound fighter and is currently ranked 8th. He is also the UFC's highest PPV selling fighter headlined with four out of 6 top events.
Throughout his pro career, he has fought at featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight division and is the second MMA fighter to register wins in all three divisions. Conor McGregor turned professional in 2012 and so far he has an estimated net worth of $137 million.
Further, the thirty-years-old is blessed with a son and a daughter together with his long-time partner Dee Devlin.
Conor McGregor is the biggest name in the MMA and is the highest-paid UFC fighter to date. He has an estimated net worth of $137 million. Reportedly, UFC 229 earned Conor around $3 million to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov and his pay-per-view cut is expected to be over $45 million.
Moreover, he earned around $100 million for his fight against Mayweather and was the fourth highest-earning athlete in 2017.
Earlier, he is estimated to have earned around $15 million from Nate Diaz bout and around $20 million from Jose Aldo bout.
|UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs Latifi||$76,000|
|UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Sonnen||$24,000|
|UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs Brandao||$82,000|
|UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs Siver||$220,000|
He is reported to have earned $12,072,000 from UFC's appearance and win bonus.
McGregor owns his own whiskey brand Proper 12 and is reported to be making millions from the product. Recently, McGregor purchased a £1.3m luxury villa in Marbella complete with customized gym, outdoor pool and LED driveway.
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Also, he has a list of world's luxurious cars including Rolls-Royce Ghost, Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, BMW i8, Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe, and Mercedes-Benz Sedans.
The Notorious earns a huge amount from his endorsement deals with various brands and also gets expensive things as a gift. Rolls Royce gifted him three cars and has several Rolex watches which he can be seen wearing on Instagram posts.
Besides, he has endorsement deals with brands like Monster Energy, Budweiser, Versace, Gucci, and many more.
Versace designed Conor, a Versace robe and gifted ahead of his boxing match against Mayweather. He also partnered with David August to launch the new “August McGregor” men's wear label.
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He is also popular for his suits and can be seen wearing various kinds of press conferences and public places. His F**k Youpinstripe suit that he wore during the Mayweather world tour gained a lot of attention among the fans.
The Notorious is known for wearing very expensive shoes, which we can also see on his Instagram. He keeps posting images of his shoes quite often. His major shoe deal is with Reebok and can be seen promoting the brand through Instagram.
Besides, Conor can also be seen wearing other brands of shoes like Nike, Filling Pieces, Dolce & Gabbana, Hermes Jimmy, Louis Vuitton etc.
Conor McGregor, the Irish fighter besides, his MMA career, is also involved in various charitable works. In October 2015, he announced that he would donate $50,000 to help the homeless problem in Ireland.
“I am donating €50,000 from these events to help boost resources of those who are fighting the homeless crisis in Ireland, as we head into the colder weather." “€25,000 will go to the hard-working Simon Community homeless charity. This €25,000 will fund the mobile health clinic for a full year so the people in need can get the treatment they need when they need it."
The former lightweight champion was honored at the 7th annual Best of Ireland Gala in New York City for his charitable works. The event drew $800,000 more donation the same day to support Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.
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It was an honour to support Our Ladies Children's Hospital of Crumlin at the 7th Annual 'Best of Ireland Gala' dinner in New York City tonight. Over $800k was raised for the hospital. Tonight alone. Amazing. The highest number of each previous gala. $800k plus thousand is truly a lot of money and everyone involved in this should be very proud. I look forward to hearing and seeing reports of where the money is put to use in the hospital. What a great night! Thank you @deedevlin1 @coach_kavanagh and @orlaghhunter for attending with me.
He donated two tickets of UFC 229 to the homeless people of his country in September 2018. Tickets had a face value of £355 but the charity is expected to have earned more amount from the tickets by auctioning them off.
During the launch of his whiskey brand Proper 12, he promised to provide a portion from the whiskey sale to the charity. For each case of whiskey that is sold, the company will donate to the first responders in the district where the case was sold, he announced.
“This donation plan will be in operation all over the world. These are the men and women who run into buildings while everyone else is running out. They are our real-life heroes – Proper Heroes.”
Besides, Conor, his father Tony was also training for the charity boxing match which was scheduled to take place on December 15.
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Conor McGregor has always been one of the most controversial MMA fighters in and out of the octagon. His trash-talking has led to various conflicts. He was involved in a brawl with the Nate brothers during his fight promotion and press conference ahead of his match against Nate.
McGregor was also recorded throwing abusive words towards his opponents ahead of the match.
Conor made an interference at Bellator during the debut match of Charlie Ward, his SBG teammate, where he pushed and humiliated the referee. He later made an apology for the inconvenience caused by him.
The Notorious was a lead man attacking the bus that carried the UFC fighters including Khabib ahead of the UFC 223. He threw a chair on the window of the but that injured two UFC fighters Michael Chiesa and Rose Namajunas. The incident happened after Khabib slapped his SBG teammate Artem Lobov. Conor was later suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission and was handed some months of community service and a fine of some amount.
Moreover, Conor was also seen being involved in an aftermatch brawl at UFC 229 when Khabib attacked Conor's jiu-jitsu coach Dillon Danis. Both, the fighters are facing suspension till now.
Conor McGregor was born on 14 July 1988 in Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland. His nationality is Irish. His ethnicity is unknown at this time, and his astrological sign is Cancer. During his high school years, he developed his obsession with sports.
He was born to Tony and Margaret McGregor. He has two sisters named, Erin and Aoife.
Conor attended Gaelscoil and Gaelcholáiste at the primary and secondary level and began boxing at the age of 12 at Crumlin Boxing Club.
In his youth, he was a football player for Lourdes Celtic Football Club. In 2006, he moved with his family to Lucan in West Dublin. At Lucan, he met future UFC Fighter Tom Egan and soon they began training of mixed martial arts together.
Conor also worked as a plumber before landing into MMA. He was All-Ireland boxing champion at youth level before turning towards MMA.
On 17 February 2007, Conor McGregor made his MMA debut, in an amateur fight against Kieran Campbell. He won the fight via TKO in the first round. On 9 March 2008, he made his professional MMA debut in the lightweight division. He defeated Gary Morris via TKO in the second round.
In 2013, Conor McGregor landed his steps into the UFC. On April 6, 2013, at UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi, he faced Marcus Brimage. He won the fight via TKO punches in the first round.
Next, he faced Max Holloway, at the event of UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen. He won the fight via unanimous decision in the third round. Conor also defeated Diego Brandão, Dustin Poirier, Dennis Siver, Chad Mendes at the featherweight division and became the UFC Featherweight after knocking out Jose Aldo just in 13 seconds of the fight on 12 December 2015.
His first loss at UFC was against the Nate Diaz. On December 12, 2015, in his welterweight debut where he submitted in the 2nd round. He avenged his loss against Nate on 20 August 2016 at UFC 202 with the majority decision win. Likewise, Conor McGregor is planning to return in July in negotiations with UFC.
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Conor then fought the UFC lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, at UFC 205 and became the UFC's first double-division champion with the TKO win in the 2nd round. He was later stripped off both title due to inactivity.
McGregor returned from the long hiatus from his MMA career at UFC 229 to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov.
He has an amazing MMA record of 22 wins in 26 fights.
On 6th October 2018, at UFC 229, McGregor faced Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC Lightweight Championship. However, he lost the bout via submission (neck crank) in round 4. The event is said to have sold 2.4 million PPVs being the biggest event in UFC history.
Conor earned $3 million from the bout while the winner Khabib pocketed $2 million. Conor is reported to have earned around $45 million from PPV sales. McGregor pays respect to Iron Mike Tyson and congratulates Tyson for his recent Marijuana Venture despite Mike's open support to Khabib.
Conor McGregor earlier faced the undefeated world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather under the boxing rules on August 26, 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena. He lost the match in the 10th round via TKO.
The fight gathered more than a million PPV buys and was one of the most-watched events in history. Though Conor was initially offered a guaranteed purse of $30 million, he was paid a total of $90 million including PPV sales while Mayweather earned around $350 million making him the highest-earning athlete in 2017 while Conor came 4th behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
McGregor, age 30, is not married. However, Since 2008, he is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Dee Devlin. Devlin is from Walkinstown, Co Dublin, just like McGregor. She has been together with him for a decade since the start of his MMA career and has always been the lucky charm.
The lovely couple had their first baby child, a boy on May 5, 2017. McGregor revealed the birth of the child and posted on Instagram with the caption:
Dee and Junior are doing great everyone. Thank you for all the kind words, I am one proud and blessed Daddy. Reportedly Mcgregor's family is preparing for their next child.
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In July 2018, the couple revealed that they are expecting their second child.
Conor McGregor is left-handed southpaw striker. On November 30, 2016, Conor also added a professional boxing license from the California State Athletic Association to his resume and went on to fight Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match which reportedly earned Conor $100 million from a single fight.
Besides MMA Career, Conor McGregor made his appearance in televisions and video games. He is popular mostly as a striker. He has the best skill and most of his victories coming by the way of knockout and technical knockout via punches.
Conor McGregor is a huge inspiration for aspiring fighters from around the world. He has a perfect persona. He has a height of 5 feet and 9 inches and weighs 70 kg.
One can see his profiles on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Conor McGregor has made a drastic change in his look after landing into MMA. He didn't have inked any at the beginning but got his first with Arabic writing on the back of his left heel. But, he doesn't know the meaning.
"This was my first when I was drunk... I got it in Ayia Napa for €20. It could mean anything."
McGregor has a tattoo of a winged crucifix on his neck. However, his religion isn't clear yet. He is Irish so, he is expected to be Catholic but he once said: "f*** politics and f*** religion" which made people think twice.
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The Notorious has a tattoo of a helix of thorns from the base of the crucifix to the small of his back but the details about the tattoo aren't known.
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Moreover, the Irishman has a Gorilla with a crown-on tatted on his chest. As per Conor, the tattoo is a homage paid to John Kavanagh's Straight Blast Gym because its logo is a gorilla but the heart in its mouth as per Conor is just a small contrast that he customized.
Conor McGregor has inked a tattoo of a tiger permanently scarred across his stomach. Further, he has carved his last name across his belly and as per McGregor the tattoo that runs across his belly is a homage he paid to his ancestors who were Irish outlaws and fought Englishmen and were the real warriors.
Further, he has a Joker and bunch of colorful roses tattooed to his world-famous left hand which starts from his wrist and runs up to his lower forearm.
Conor's left-hand tattoos denote many things, the Joker signifies his funny nature and the way he ridicules his opponents, Roses, and thrones and something that looks like a watch means that he is hard to catch and has worked every day to get to where he is at now. In other words, it's a pictorial representation of his quote "Winner Focus on winning whereas losers focus on Winners".
Lastly, the quote "Slow is Smooth and Smooth is fast" is synonymous to his saying "precision beats power and timing beats speed".
The only active highest-paid prizefighter Conor McGregor is a unique combination of style, accent, and talent. McGregor is one of the most talked-about fighters in the whole world. Among many famous Conor gimmicks, his billionaire walk to the Octagon is also super famous. Many believe that his walk is inspired by the famous WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair's ring walk.
As per UFC president, Dana White Conor is the best fight promotor he has ever dealt with, with a peculiar Irish accent and outspoken nature Conor has literally ruled the fight PPV market, which was the main reason for Boxing's best Floyd to Choose Conor for his comeback fight.
Further, Conor after launching his own line of Whiskey "The Proper No. 12" has entered into direct competition with Jamesson Brothers which is the highest selling Irish Whiskey in the whiskey market.
Everyone wants a Conor McGregor fight, it's no exception if you are the world's only active prizefighter in the planet. As a wise businessman, no matter how many times he loses, Conor will always be one of the most popular sportsmen and someone who sells the highest number of pay per views every time he stepped into the Octagon.
As Conor was out of fight business for almost two years after his money fights with Floyd Mayweather, Conor still made well over $45 million from his losing bout against Khabib which shows how popular Conor is.
Everyone wants to fight Conor, and the former double champ has said it himself, the main thing to succeed in this game is to either be me or fight me everything else is peanuts. So, every top-five fighters in lightweight want to fight Conor McGregor and the current list Tony Ferguson, Al Iaquinta, Justin Gaethje, Donald Cerrone and Nate Diaz.
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Other than fighters from his own division, his former opponent Max Hollaway has also shown interest in fighting Conor in a rematch whereas opponents in heavier weight classes like Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has offered Conor a fight so that he could get a shot at the third belt and raise his stake even higher.
Some of the UFC's future Hall of Famers and legends like Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre have also shown interest in fighting Conor after McGregor himself said that he would be interested in fighting Silva after UFC 229 is all said and done.
Reportedly, Anderson Silva is looking forward to the fight. On the other hand, former UFC WW and MW champion George St. Pierre who reportedly has lost a lot of weight and looks like a 155'er is also looking for the main event, particularly a fight with Khabib or Conor. Conor further has hinted that big things would be coming ahead in 2019 via his Instagram post.
"I have the greatest job in the world. I get paid loads of cash for beating the crap out of people. And I'm very good at it."
“I am cocky in prediction. I am confident in preparation. But I am always humble in victory or defeat.”
“Doubt is only removed by action. If you’re not working then that’s where doubt comes in.”
“I was always a dreamer, and my first ambition was to be a footballer. I’d be out in the field doing drills after it got dark at night. So I had that passion to get somewhere and a drive to do something. I did love football and was always more into playing it than watching it. When I found combat sport, however, it just took over. It’s non-stop now.”
“My success isn’t the result of arrogance, it’s the result of belief.”
“All that matters is how you see yourself. If you see yourself as the king, with all the belts and everything, and no matter what no one else says, as long as you see that, and really believe in it, then that’s what’s going to happen.”
“There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that’s that. I am not talented, I am obsessed.”
“Excellence is not a skill. Excellence is an attitude.”
“Nothing good ever comes from worrying or sitting there feeling sorry for yourself… keep positive and keep pushing on and things will turn good.”