Conor McGregor is an Irish professional fighter with an estimated net worth of $10 million. Born on July 14, 1988 in Dublin, Ireland, he is a man who always loved sports. He grew up playing association football in the small suburb of Crumlin. When he was 18, his family moved from Crumlin to Lucan, where he began an apprenticeship with a plumbing company. It was here he began to spar for fun with a man who would later go on to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Tom Egan. The two would spar for the fun of it, learning new techniques and developing a love of the sport. Deciding he had a love of the sport, Conor McGregor made his amateur debut in 2007 against Ciaran Campbell. The fight was the Irish Ring of Truth, and he was able to win the first round.
It was that fight that turned him into a professional fighter. He signed immediately with the Irish Cage of Truth, and he began his professional career by training with John Kavanagh at the Straight Blast Gym in Dublin. It was only a year later that Conor McGregor made his first professional debut in the ring. It was the Cage of Truth 2, and he defeated Gary Morris; his first professional win. That was his first of 14 undefeated fights. One of the fights in which he won during this time broke records all over the world. He was able to knockout his opponent in less than four seconds during the Immortal Fighting Championship in Ireland.
He also became the first professional Irish fighter to hold MMA titles in three different divisions in 2012. When Dana White, president of the UFC, traveled to Ireland in 2013 to receive an award, nearly everyone in the country was begging for Conor McGregor to be signed with the UFC. White liked what he saw when he met with McGregor, and he worked with Lorenzo Fertitta, the CEO of the UFC, to create a contract only a few days later. Conor McGregor signed the contract and it changed his life. With a multi-fight deal with the UFC, Conor McGregor went on to win many more titles, with many of his scheduled opponents pulling out of their fights at the last possible moment citing injury of various sorts. Many believe they were just afraid to face him in the ring after he was able to dominate virtually every person he met in the ring.
As of right now, McGregor’s impressive record as a professional fighter is 19 and 2. His only two losses come from his time fighting prior to the UFC, against Joseph Duffy in 2010 and against Artemij Sitenkov in 2008. In the UFC, he remains undefeated and certain that he will go on to become one of the most prolific fighters in history. He’s said on numerous occasions he plans on beating all the records available, and that he will earn more money in his career than anyone could possibly imagine. For right now, however, he’s not doing too badly.
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