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Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

Born:

Conor McGregor who is an Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer born on 14 July 1988, In Dublin, Ireland.

Family Background:

He is the son of Tony McGregor and his wife Margaret McGregor. He has two siblings Erin and Aoife.

Personal Life:

Conor McGregor is in a long-term relationship with Dee Devlin. Their first child Conor Jack McGregor Jr. was born on May 5, 2017.

Education:

He had attended an Irish-speaking school. Here he met future UFC fighter Tom Egan, and they started taking training in mixed martial arts.

Career:

On February 17, 2007, Conor McGregor had made his debut in MMA for the Irish Ring of Truth in Dublin. It was an amateur fight against Kieran Campbell in which McGregor emerge victoriously. Following his victory, he was signed by the Irish Cage of Truth. On March 9, 2008, He had fought his first professional MMA bout, where he won against Gary Morris. Next, He won against Mo Taylor. Between 2011 and 2012, He won both the CWFC Featherweight and Lightweight championships, which had made him the first European professional MMA to hold titles in two divisions together. In February 2013, UFC signed Conor to a multi-fight contract. On April 6, 2013, He made his UFC debut against Marcus Brimage. He won the bout. On September 27, 2014, after Conor signed a second multi-fight contract with UFC, he faced Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 and won the fight. After winning the Lightweight Championship at UFC 205, Conor took time off from UFC, as the birth of his first child had been due in May 2017. He had also wanted to campaign for a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.

Unknown Facts:

  • His full name is Conor Anthony McGregor.
  • He is an expert finisher.
  • He supports gay rights.

Master Stroke:

  • He won a fight in 4 seconds.

Controversy:

  • In July 2016, during a pre-match conference, McGregor and Nate Diaz indulged into a ‘drink-throwing’ war, with both the stars throwing mineral water bottles on each other. Reportedly, a fan was also injured during this ‘war’, who has filed a lawsuit against the same. Both the stars were fined for such unprofessional behavior.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 2004, He received the International Fighter of the Year award.
  • In 2013, He received the Combat Press & Best UFC Newcomer award.
  • In 2014, He received the Breakout Fighter of the Year award.
  • In 2014, He received the Best Breakthrough fighter of the year award.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Conor McGregor, Focus on your goal. Do hard work to achieve your goal.

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