Conor McGregor was born to Tony Mcgregor and Margaret McGregor in Dublin, Ireland on 14th July 1988 . Young Conor was raised in Crumlin, a suburb in South Dublin. He attended both primary and at secondary level education in Tallaght. While attending primary and secondary level, he developed a passion for football by playing in Association Football. He started playing football for a club named Lourdes Celtic Football Club during his youth period.
As a young kid, Conor McGregor developed an interest for kickboxing. He started boxing at the Crumlin Boxing Club under the two-time Olympian coach Phil Sutcliffe when he was just 12. There he often got the opportunity to train beside Dean Byrne and Jamie Kavanagh. Byrne and Kavanagh both went on to train under Freddie Roach at Wild Card Gym. McGregor became the All-Ireland boxing champion at a very young age in the youth level.
McGregor moved to Lucan in West Dublin in 2006 along with his family . There he attended Gaelcholáiste Coláiste Cois Life. After that, he started working as a plumbing apprenticeship to make ends meet. While in Lucan, he also met a future UFC fighter by the name of Tom Egan and they started training mixed martial arts together.
Conor made his mixed martial arts debut on 17 February 2007, at the very age of 18. McGregor knocked out his opponent Kieran Campbell in the very first round via TKO for the Irish Ring of Truth Promotion in Dublin. After that successful fight, he turned into professional MMA fighter and was signed by the Irish Cage of Truth promotion. By 2008, McGregor had begun training at the Straight Blast Gym (SBG) in Dublin under John Kavanagh.
McGregor had his first professional MMA competition as a lightweight, defeating Gary Morris with in the second round via TKO on the 9th of March 2008. McGregor went on to win his second fight against Mo Taylor. He lost his first featherweight category bout against Artemji Sitenkov. After winning as a featherweight in his very next bout against Stephen Bailey, McGregor tried to choose a different career path. But his mother who realized his potential contacted his coach John Kavanagh and asked him to make Conor continue his mixed martial arts career.
Conor McGregor signed a contract with the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and was announced by then in February 2013. After joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship, McGregor was the second Irish fighter to do so.
McGregor made his UFC debut bout against Marcus Brimming in UFC on 6 April 2013. Conor won the match in under a minute and he was declared winner by KO. This win earned McGregor his first “Knockout of the Night” award.
The rest is history as Conor “the Notorious” McGregor has an epic 21-3 professional career which itself says great volumes about the fighter.
Conor McGregor Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $25 Million US Dollars
The net worth of Conor is estimated at $25 Million US dollars as of 2017. He is the highest paid UFC fighter of all time with a salary alone of $1 Million! He also receives bonus from the UFC of up to $50,000 for some fights.
Conor has an ongoing sponsorship deal with Reebok for which he is paid $40,000 per year. He is the most sought after fighter when it comes to Pay Per View.
Conor McGregor Assets
His car collection includes the following :
Cadillac Escalade, Rolls-Royce Ghost, BMW i8, Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Mercedes-Benz S500.
In Las Vegas, he owns a spacious mansion called the Mac Mansion, which is spread across an area of 1.5 acres. His other mansion is located in Ireland and is estimated to be worth more than $2M.
Conor McGregor Business Model
Besides earning from Ultimate Fighting Championship fights, he has sponsorship from some giants like Dethrone Royalty,Volvo , Reebok, Bud Light, and Monster Energy.
Most Viewed Fights of Conor McGregor
July 11, 2015 Mendes vs. McGregor 825,000
December 12, 2015 Aldo vs. McGregor 1,200,000
March 5, 2016 McGregor vs. Diaz 1,600,000
August 20, 2016 Diaz vs. McGregor 2 1,650,000
November 12, 2016 Alvarez vs. McGregor 1,300,000
McGregor is expecting his first child later on this year. Conor McGregor has openly challenged Floyd Mayweather for a boxing match, one of the richest professional boxers. The fact that Conor has obtained his professional boxing license could also be hint for that. Whether this match will occur soon is something that we should wait and see. News has surfaced from the UFC that Conor will be fighting Tyron Woodley up next.
Conor McGregor is beyond doubts one of the best fighters ever to place their foot in the octagon of UFC and he is surely here to stay and dominate the sport for some time. For all those who are struggling with their life, Conor is a perfect example to shoe that with hard work and dedication you can reach any heights. Lets hope he will continue to wonder us with his great attitude and even greater fighting skills in the years to follow.