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Conor McGregor

Conor Anthony McGregor (Irish: Conch??r Ant??in Mac Gr??ag??ir;[9] born 14 July 1988) is an Irish professional mixed martial artist and fighter. He’s the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion. As of 1 July 2019, he’s ranked #3 at the official UFC lightweight positions and #9 from the official UFC pound-for-pound ranks.
McGregor began his MMA career in 2008 as well as in 2012, he won both the Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Championships, holding both titles concurrently before vacating them to sign together with the UFC. In 2015, in UFC 194, he defeated Jos?? Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship via knockout 13 seconds into the first round, which is the fastest success in UFC title history. Upon defeating Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 205, McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to maintain titles in two weight divisions simultaneously.
McGregor began his professional boxing career in 2017. In his introduction boxing game, he had been conquered by Floyd Mayweather Jr.He is the largest pay-per-view (PPV) draw in MMA history, with headlined five out of the six highest-selling UFC pay-per-view occasions. His headline bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 229 drew 2.4 million PPV purchases, the most ever for an MMA event. His boxing match with Mayweather drew 4.3 million PPV purchases in North America, the second most in history.On 9 March 2008, McGregor had his first pro MMA bout, as a lightweight, defeating Gary Morris with a second-round TKO. After McGregor won his second battle against Mo Taylor, he left his featherweight introduction in a loss via entry against Artemij Sitenkov. After a victory at featherweight in his next bout against Stephen Bailey, McGregor considered a different career path prior to his mother contacted his trainer John Kavanagh and reinvigorated him to keep on pursuing mixed martial arts. [25]
McGregor then won his second battle, too at featherweight, against Connor Dillon, before moving back to lightweight for a fight against Joseph Duffy, where he received his next professional loss after submitting to an arm-triangle choke. After this, throughout 2011 and 2012, McGregor went to an eight-fight winning series,[26] through which he won both the CWFC Featherweight and Lightweight championships, making him the first European professional mixed martial artist to hold names in two branches simultaneously. Back in February 2013, UFC president Dana White chose to Dublin, Ireland to Be Given a Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage in Trinity College and was inundated with requests to sign McGregor into the UFC. Following a meeting with McGregor, and talking with UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, White offered him a contract days later.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (2013–gift )
2013
UFC debut In February 2013, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) declared that they had signed McGregor to a multi-fight contract. [27] In joining, McGregor became just the second fighter from Ireland to compete to the company, after fellow SBG team member Tom Egan.
On 6 April 2013, McGregor made his UFC debut against Marcus Brimage about the first card card of UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi. [28] Brimage began the fight aggressively, meeting McGregor in the center of the octagon before launching a flurry of strikes to push him back. McGregor, repeatedly throwing a counter left hand, seen little success with his initial striking. After discovering that Brimage was vulnerable to a snap kick directed in his chest and torso, McGregor started to apply a looping left hand uppercut, throwing each time Brimage would move forwards into striking range. All these uppercuts grounded Brimage shortly after McGregor started to use them. The bout was stopped 1:07 into the first round. [29] The win also earned McGregor his first”Knockout of the Night” award. [30]
McGregor was expected to face Andy Ogle on 17 August 2013 in UFC Fight Night 26, but Ogle pulled from the bout citing an accident and has been replaced by Max Holloway. [31] McGregor bewildered Holloway with his unusual boxing strategy, and his incorporation of a huge variety of taekwondo kicks, many of which aren’t used in MMA to some significant level. McGregor was able to control the striking range using extended, non-committal low side kicks to Holloway’s knee and knee, and initiate combinations by jumping in with switch and bicycle kicks. After the fight was brought to the ground, McGregor maintained top control, performing various positional improvements, and mitigating his competitor’s exemptions on the ground. [32] McGregor won the fight by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, and 30–26). After the bout with Holloway, an MRI scan showed that McGregor had torn his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) throughout the bout and might require surgery, keeping him out of action for up to ten weeks. [33]
2014
Return after injury McGregor was anticipated to confront Cole Miller on 19 July 2014 in UFC Fight Night 46 within his comeback bout after recovering from his ACL injury. [34] However, Miller pulled from this bout citing a thumb injury and has been replaced by Diego Brand??o. [35] McGregor fought Brand??o in front of a loud, rowdy crowd of 9,500 in The O2 in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland. McGregor started the struggle with a signature spinning side kick, before finding his range and successfully landing assorted taekwondo kicks, and left counters. Brand??o, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black buckle, attempted to instigate two takedowns, so that he could take advantage of his grappling pedigree, but both attempts were averted by McGregor. Nonetheless, much of the struggle was spent on the ground, as McGregor attained a takedown 1:20 to the bout. When the battle returned to the feet in the next minute, McGregor started to use his left hand crossover, and began to cut off the cage. Brand??o, trapped between the octagon and McGregor, fell to his side after being hit with the other left hand crossover as the struggle went into its fourth second. [36][37] The fight was officially halted by Faith Leon Roberts at 4:05 of the very first round. The win earned McGregor his first”Performance of the Night” award. [38]
Prior to his next bout, McGregor met with Lorenzo Fertitta and signed up a fresh multi-fight contract with the UFC. McGregor next faced Dustin Poirier on 27 September 2014 at UFC 178. [39] The bout was among the most anticipated fights on the UFC 178 card, with McGregor and Poirier just two of just four men involved with the pre-fight press conference, alongside the originally scheduled headliners Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. [40] Part of this expectancy stemmed from the challenge that the match-up posed: Poirier was McGregor’s first opponent ranked in the UFC’s top ten featherweights. [41][42] Despite McGregor landing 9 significant strikes on Poirier’s 10, he managed to secure a victory early in the first round, by pressuring Poirier on his rear foot, before exploding with a left hook supporting Poirier’s ear, forcing referee Herb Dean to step in. The finish officially came at 1:46 into the first round. [43][44] This marked Poirier’s first UFC loss via KO/TKO, and earned McGregor his second straight”Performance of the Night” award. [45] From the post-fight interview with commentator Joe Rogan, McGregor cited the UFC Featherweight Championship as his second target in the organisation, stating that”If [the UFC] want, I’ll remove Chad Mendes and step in and give the fans exactly what they need; Aldo vs. McGregor.”

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