Conor McGregor, also known as “The Notorious,” is a polarizing figure in the world of mixed martial arts. He gained notoriety overnight, winning over UFC fans all around the world with his shrewd humor, talent, and bravery in the octagon. His success brought many accolades, including becoming the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously.
Ever since he “dragged Floyd Mayweather out of bed” back in August 2017 and battled the greatest boxer of all time inside a boxing ring, his career in the Octagon has gone on a downward spiral. A year on from that knockout defeat to ‘Money’, McGregor was humbled in a defeat against bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. He then managed to successfully defeat an aging veteran in the form of Donald Cerrone before being stopped in back-to-back bouts by Dustin Poirier, the second of which saw the Notorious One suffer a gruesome leg break.
He is due to return to action later this year in a bout against the exciting Michael Chandler. The pair have faced off against each other in the UFC’s reality show “The Ultimate Fighter”, which has seen the duo coach opposite each other, mentoring a bunch of fighters all looking to gain a foothold within the world of UFC. While the UFC betting odds haven’t been published for the bout, the battle is expected to be a close one, with both fighters capable of knocking the other out.
However, outside of the Octagon, McGregor has been involved in his fair share of scandals, from legal issues to open conflicts with other fighters. In this article, we will take a closer look at McGregor’s biography, net worth, wife, family, accomplishments, and controversies.
Born on July 14, 1988, in Dublin, Ireland, Conor Anthony McGregor grew up in Crumlin, a Dublin suburb, alongside his sisters Erin and Aoife. Early on, he became passionate about boxing, and at age 12, he started training at Crumlin Boxing Club. He originally set out on his journey through life as an apprentice plumber, before quitting the day job late in his teenage years to focus on training in the hopes of becoming one of the greatest fighters on the planet.
Despite his obstacles, McGregor persisted in his desire to follow his passion for sports, which eventually brought him to the MMA scene. Before starting his career in the UFC in 2013 with a knockout of Marcus Brimage in the opening round, he later went on to become a two-weight champion within the Cage Warriors promotion.
According to estimates, McGregor has a net worth of about $200 million, however, he claims that that figure could be as high as $650m, and he was quoted as saying he’s “closing in on a billion.” In 2020, he was named one of Forbes’ highest-paid athletes in the world, coming in at the 16th spot. He has also invested his money wisely, founding Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey as well as starting a chain of pubs in his native Ireland.
McGregor first met Dee Devlin in 2016, and they have been together ever then. Devlin has been McGregor’s go-to supporter throughout his career, handling his funds and assisting him in keeping his composure in the spotlight. Conor Jack McGregor Jr., the couple’s son, was born in 2017, and Croia McGregor, their daughter, was born in 2019. Devlin has been his faithful and loving partner throughout the scandals that have dogged his profession.
Conor McGregor’s impact on the world of MMA is undeniable. He has fought some of the biggest names in the business and has had his fair share of both victories and defeats. His most memorable victory came back in 2015 when he dethroned longtime featherweight champion and pound-for-pound kingpin Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds to become world champion. The victory secured his status as the biggest box office attraction in combat sports, and despite a number of losses since that tag still remains.
He would then become the first man in company history to simultaneously hold two title belts in two different weight divisions when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden in November 2016. Two years on from that, however, came his biggest defeat. He was submitted by Russian sensation Khabib Nurmagomedov in the fourth round, in what was, and remains, the highest-grossing UFC pay-per-view of all time.
McGregor’s rise to fame, nevertheless, has not been without controversy. McGregor pleaded guilty to a count of disorderly conduct after his infamous incident at the UFC 223 media day in 2018, during which he tossed a dolly at a bus transporting Nurmagomedov and other competitors. He has also engaged in a number of public disputes with both celebrities and other fighters, including Nate Diaz, against whom he has won and lost, and the aforementioned Nurmagomedov, which have resulted in violent altercations and legal action.
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