While he hasn’t fought in a while, Conor McGregor remains a popular character in the combat sports world. The “Notorious” one’s story is inspirational, as he climbed up the ladder to become one of the richest athletes in the world.
McGregor made his pro debut in 2008. He won the Cage Warriors featherweight and lightweight titles before joining the UFC in 2013. In 2015, McGregor beat Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to win the UFC featherweight title. After two epic clashes against Nate Diaz, McGregor beat Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title inside Madison Square Garden.
The then-double champion fought Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match in 2017, losing via TKO. After becoming one of the richest fighters in the world, McGregor would not appear in an octagon again until 2018. He was stripped of his titles in the process. McGregor lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title in 2018 via submission.
Since his return, he is 1-3 in the octagon.
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After losing to Dustin Poirier in January 2021 via TKO, McGregor fought him again that July. At UFC 264, McGregor suffered a broken tibia in a TKO loss. McGregor has been healing and preparing for a return since.
Outside of MMA, McGregor owns several businesses. He launched Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey and the August McGregor clothing line. McGregor also bought a pub. It was the same pub where he punched an older gentleman in 2019 after the man refused a shot of alcohol.
Where is Conor McGregor from?
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McGregor was born in Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland in 1988. In 2006 he moved to Lucan. Thanks to his wealth, McGregor has managed to travel all over the world. He has a home in Dublin with Dee Devlin and his kids.
McGregor has been very active in his community, recently providing medical supplies to Our Lady Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. While in Dublin, McGregor trains under the SBG Ireland banner with John Kavanagh.
He also has residency in Las Vegas, a location where he fights frequently while with the UFC. In 2018, McGregor purchased a home in Marbella, Spain for about £1.5 million ($1.6 million USD).