Who Is Conor McGregor? The Devil From Dublin


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Conor McGregor is one of the most recognisable men on the planet, having earned his high-profile celebrity status through a combination of his in-ring accomplishments competing in mixed martial arts (MMA) and his antics out of the ring.

The man from Ireland has a number of UFC championship wins to his name, along with a few records. Most notably, his 2018 bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 has the most PPV buys at 2.4 million and in 2021, he was ranked the world’s highest-paid athlete with earnings of around $180 million.

He’s enjoyed a fruitful life for sure, and he’s only 33. Here’s everything you need to know about Conor McGregor.

Conor McGregor Quick Facts

Name: Conor Anthony McGregor
Age: 33
DoB: 14 July 1988
Nationality: Irish
Height: 5ft 9in / 1.75m
Weight: 156lbs / 71kg
Relationship Status: Engaged
Spouse: Dee Devlin
Net Worth: $200 million (estimated)
Instagram: @thenotoriousmma – 45.6m followers
Twitter: @TheNotriousMMA – 9.3m followers

Conor McGregor UFC Career

Conor McGregor became famous through UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). His first professional bout came in March 2008 against Gary Morris, which he won with a secound-round technical knockout (TKO). Following a couple more wins and a loss in the featherweight class, Conor McGregor considered ditching MMA in favour of a new career, but it was his mother, Magaret McGregor, who convinced him to continue.

Conor McGregor signed with the UFC in February 2013 and he won his first bout in April 2013 against Marcus Brimmage, which earned him the Knockout of the Night award. His fight on 12 December 2018 against José Aldo marked the fastest knockout in UFC history at 13-seconds.

Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz

Conor McGregor’s longstanding rivalry with Nate Diaz began on 5 March 2016, the first time the two met in the octagon ring. McGregor lost the bout by submission. The two met again at UFC 202 in August 2016, which Conor McGregor won by majority decision.

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Conor McGregor agreed to terms to compete in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. The fight became known as “The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History”, which was held in August 2017. Floyd Mayweather won the fight by TKO in the 10th round. Both athletes took home considerable money; Floyd Mayweather an estimated $280 million and Conor McGregor $130 million.

Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov

Conor McGregor faced up against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October 2018 to compete for the UFC Lightweight Championship. It was considered one of the biggest fights in UFC history and Khabib ultimately won in the fourth round.

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor looks on ahead of fighting Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

Another great rivalry of Conor McGregor’s is with Dustin Poirier. The two first fought in 2014 and met again at UFC 257 in 2021. Dustin Poirier won the fight by TKO, which marked the first time Conor McGregor lost by TKO in his career.

The two fighters met again at UFC 264 in July 2021 which Conor McGregor lost again by TKO in round one due to him suffering a broken leg, which forced him to take some considerable time off of fighting to heal.

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Conor McGregor Wife

Conor and Dee Devlin at his film premier

Conor McGregor is currently not married, but he has been engaged to his fiancée Dee Devlin since 2008. The couple have three children together, Conor McGregor Jr, Croía and Rían.

Conor McGregor Net Worth

Thanks to his sizeable earnings from his career in UFC, coupled with various business ventures, including founding his own whiskey brand – Proper Twelve – and a clothing company – August McGregor – Conor McGregor’s net worth is an estimated $200 million.

Conor McGregor Yacht

Conor McGregor is a man who loves to live a lavish lifestyle and one of his most recent purchases has been a Lamborghini Yacht. He purchased the yacht in July 2021 and took owenership in May 2022. He took to Instagram to flaunt his yacht, which he dubbed “The supercar of the sea.”

The Lamborghini Tecnomar 63 sport yacht was first announced in 2020 and has a starting price of $3.5 million. Conor McGregor is believed to have spent $4 million on his yacht, due to around $500,000 worth of customisation, mainly with branding of his whiskey label Proper Twelve.

Conor McGregor Watches

Another interest of Conor McGregor’s is luxury watches, and the man sure does have an enviable collection. Some of his favourite brands include Patek Philippe, Rolex and Jacob and Co.

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