Conor McGregor: Controversies, Career & Net Worth

Conor McGregor, “The Notorious One,” is the man who single-handedly put UFC on top of the fighting game with his ability to fight and attract people.

McGregor is the most famous fighter on this planet, and for sure, we all have heard of Conor in one way or another, whether it’s due to his MMA fights or his business ventures.

Conor McGregor is an Irish Mixed Martial Artist, Boxer, and businessman who currently fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championships.

At the peak of his career, Conor literally was on top of the world with all the wins and the fame and fans behind him.

He is known as the Notorious one due to his hot temper and over-the-top aggressive fighting style.

Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor showing his body

His fight begins even before he enters the octagon; he destroys his opponents mentally and dismantles them in the ring after.

Due to his fighting style and his hilarious and cocky personality, McGregor easily became the fan-favorite. He became the first fighter to bring millions of Pay per view.

Aside from fighting, he has a great business mind as well, and just recently, he was named the Highest-Paid Athlete in the world.

Quick Facts

Let’s look at some facts about Connor before we get into this article.

Full name Conor Anthony McGregor
Date of birth 14 July 1988
Age 33 Years Old
Religion Christian
Birthplace Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
Ethnicity Irish
Nationality Irish
Education Gaelcholáiste Coláiste de hÍde
Mother name Margaret McGregor
Father name ony McGregor
Zodiac sign Cancer
Height 5 ft 9 inches
Weight 70 kg
Fiance Dee Devlin
Children Croia McGregor, Rían McGregor, Conor Jack McGregor Jr.
Body Measurement 43-33-16
Eye color Dark Brown
Hair color Blonde
Net Worth $300 million
Siblings Sisters- Erin McGregor, Aoife McGregor
Reach 188 cm
Sexual Orientation Straight
Profession MMA fighter, Businessman
UFC Debut 2013
Nickname The Notorious One
Salary $32 Million
Fighting Style Aggressive Striker
Division Featherweight, Lightweight, and Welterweight
Team SBG Ireland
Social Media InstagramTwitter, Facebook, Youtube
Merch T-Shirt, Autographed UFC Gloves, Funko Pop
Last Update October, 2021

Age, Height, Weight, Fighting Style, and Body Measurements

McGregor is currently 33 Years Old.

The Irishman stands at 5 feet and 9 inches and weighs around 70 Kilograms.

With his height and weight, he is very agile and quick on his feet. Along with speed, he is widely known for his precise and powerful striking.

He has body measurements of 43-33-16.

Conor has a reach of 188 centimeters. The UFC fighter has a very athletic and muscular build, and with all the tattoos over his body, he looks very intimidating.

He fights in an aggressive style and has learned more than one way of fighting. McGregor is prominent in Karate, Capoeira, and Tae Kwon Do.

Moreover, he also has a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Physical Appearance

Conor is a handsome man, and he is very famous for his smile. He is the likable villain of the UFC.

The Irishman has Dark brown eyes and dirty blonde hair. It is a combination of normal blonde with a tinge of strawberry blond.

It falls under the Blonde-Ginger Spectrum.

Moving onto his Tattoos, he has many tattoos on his body.

To be exact, he has 8 tattoos on his body.

He has an Arabic Writing tattoo on his left heel. This was his first tattoo.

Next, he has a Crucifix and thorny helix tattoo on his back.

He has a gorilla Tattoo on his chest and a Rose Bush Tattoo on his left forearm. Moreover, he also has his motto tattooed on his left arm.

Lastly, he has a Tiger and his name tattooed on his stomach.

Conor Mcgregor: Nationality, Ethnicity, and Horoscope

McGregor is an Irishman.

He belongs to the Irish ethnic background as well.

Moving on to his religion, he is a Christian.

Lastly, he falls under the Cancer sign on the zodiac table.

Conor Mcgregor: Early Life

Parents and Siblings

Conor Anthony McGregor was born in Crumlin, Dublin, on 14 July 1988

He was born to Tony and Margaret McGregor.

Conor was raised alongside his two sisters, Erin McGregor and Aoife McGregor.

Childhood and Education

Conor was a very athletic kid since his early days, and in his childhood, he loved football.

He was swift too, which surely helped him on the pitch, and he was proficient at football. While studying at Gaelcholáiste Coláiste de hÍde, he used to practice and play football.

He enjoyed the game, and around that time, he also joined a football club named Lourdes Celtic Football Club.

After a while, he decided to train in boxing at Crumlin Boxing Club.

He was not the Conor we know right now, he used to be small, and other kids would bully him, but instead of backing down, he decided to take on boxing to raise his confidence and get back at his bullies.

Then in 2006, Conor’s family moved to Lucan, Dublin, and Conor was already 18 years old by that time, so he took on a job.

Specifically, he took on a plumbing apprenticeship.

While doing his plumbing gigs in Lucan, he met Tom Egan, and both of them started training in MMA in hopes of making it big.

Conor McGregor: Career

On 17 February 2007, when he was just 18 years old, Conor made his amateur debut against Kieran Campbell.

He dismantled Campbell and won via TKO in the first round, and with that exceptional performance, the Irish Cage of Truth promotion signed him right away.

After signing, he began training at the Straight Blast Gym (SBG) in Dublin. The logo of this Gym is a Gorilla that Conor has tattooed on his chest.

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MMA Debut

Cono made his professional MMA debut on 9 March 2008 against Gary Morris. He again dominated his opponent and won via TKO in the second round.

He was victorious again in the second fight against Mo Taylor, but unfortunately, he lost to Artemij Sitenkov via submission in his third fight.

Conor continued participating in matches and winning, but soon he faced his second loss via submission again.

It seemed like Conor was weak against submission, but he worked on it.

McGregor in early days
McGregor in the early days

Then around 2011-2012, he went on an eight-win streak which included CWFC Featherweight and Lightweight championships.

With those wins, he became the first European to hold two titles in different divisions.

Then big surprise came for Conor when Dana White, the UFC president, visited Dublin for an award.

His promotion pressed Dana to watch him fight, and Dana signed him when she saw his fight.

UFC Debut

It was announced that the UFC signed Conor McGregor with a Multi fight contract.

And just a few months later, on 6 April 2013, Conor made his UFC debut against Marcus Brimage.

Conor entered the octagon with his aggressive style and blended right with the crowd. McGregor then went face to face with Marcus and knocked him out cold in the very first round.

Conor also earned the award for “Knockout of the night.”

The audience loved it and thus began the journey of Conor to becoming the best fighter in the UFC.

Next up was Andy Ogle, but he pulled out of the fight due to an injury and was replaced by Max Holloway.

It was a very intense fight, and both of the fighters went toe to toe.

Consequently, Conor won the fight via unanimous decision, but unfortunately, McGregor suffered an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament.

He had to go through surgery with a severe injury and could not compete for the next 10 months.

Comeback After Injury

After his ligament injury, he returned to the octagon on 19 July 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46.

He was supposed to face Cole Miller, but Miller pulled out of the fight due to a thumb injury. Later he was replaced by Diego Brandao.

This fight was held in Dublin, his hometown, and everyone was rooting for Conor.

The crowd was thunderous, and everyone was cheering for Conor. And who else pleases the crowd better than Conor McGregor.

He knocked out Diego Brandão in a vicious way and earned the award for performer of the night.

After the fight, Conor was offered a new contract, and he accepted it.

He had a big fight in front of him. Next, he was set to face Dustin Poirier on 27 September 2014 at UFC 178.

Both fighters were on edge, and Poirier had landed more strikes on Conor, but despite that, Conor came in aggressively, pushed Dustin on his backfoot, and landed a big left hook that ended the fight.

Conor won the fight via TKO, and this was Dustin’s first loss.

After this fight, the crowd started to love Conor for his fighting style and savagery in the press conferences.

Becoming the UFC Interim Featherweight Champion

After defeating Dennis Siver on 18th January 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59 with another TKO in the second round, Conor was set to face Jose Aldo for UFC featherweight championships.

Unfortunately, Aldo pulled out of the fight due to a rib fracture.

Now McGregor was left without any opponent to face, and that is when he faced Chad Mendes for the Interim Featherweight Championship.

Everyone was there to see McGregor in action with a total crowd count of 16,019.

McGregor won the fight and earned the Interim Featherweight Championship with rather ease.

The crowd went wild with the win cheering for McGregor.

13-second Knockout

After the fight, Conor was set to face Jose Aldo once again. This was the most anticipated fight at that time, and everyone believed if someone is going to stop Conor, it will be Jose.

On 12th December 2015, Conor McGregor faced Jose Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship.

Oh boy, only if Aldo knew what he was in for.

During the press conferences, Conor ripped Aldo’s mentality into pieces, and Aldo had lost the fight before he even stepped in the ring.

He had been the Featherweight Champion for seven years and had an eighteen-fight win.

Conor had gotten into his head and was playing games with his mind.

When both the fighters stepped in the ring, Aldo looked very nervous, and it was over way too quick.

Conor knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds of the first round with a big left hook.

Imagine being a champion for seven years and creating an indisputable legacy just to be broken down in 13 seconds.

In UFC history, this was the fastest knockout at that time, but later on, it was broken by Jorge Masvidal.

Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz

After that astonishing win against Aldo, everyone was hyped and excited for Conor’s next match, and his opponent was the younger brother of Diaz, Nate Diaz.

This fight was not planned but happened suddenly, and Nate was not given much time to prepare, which resulted in unpreparedness.

But despite this being a whim fight, it sold 1,317,000 PPVs.

It was a big fight and an unfortunate one for the McGregor fans.

Conor lost the fight against Nate via submission in the second round.

It was a bummer for the crowd, and this was Conor’s first loss in the UFC.

Soon after the fight, Conor was presented with a rematch against Nate, and this time, he was not going to miss it.

McGregor won the fight via the Majority decision and earned the fight of the night award.

This event sold out 1,650,000 PPV. This was the highest selling PPV of all time in UFC history.

Becoming the Two Division Champion

After winning against Nate, Conor took a shot at the UFC Lightweight Championship on 12 November at UFC 205 against Eddie Alvarez.

McGregor came in strong and was aggressively pushing Alvarez back, and Conor was throwing powerful and precise body punches and slowly dismantling Alvarez.

McGregor becoming the two division champion
McGregor becoming the two-division champion.

In the second round of the fight, Conor won the fight via TKO.

Additionally, with this win, Conor became the first-ever fighter to hold two belts in different divisions of the UFC.

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Fall from the Top

After all those wins, Conor decided to take it easy and was out of action for a long time from the UFC.

Due to his inactivity, he was stripped of both his belts.

Around 2018, Khabib Nurmagomedov has crowned the UFC lightweight championship, and on August 3rd of 2018, Conor announced that he would return to the octagon to reclaim his belt from Khabib.

The fight took place in October of 2018, and during the build-up of this fight, many controversies happened.

Unfortunately, Conor lost the fight via submission in the fourth round and soon after announced his retirement.

Return from Retirement and Current Career

Conor returned from retirement in 2020 and faced Donald Cerrone as his first opponent.

It seemed like this was a different Conor. He was not cocky anymore and more humble and respectful. Fans appreciated it.

Conor won the fight via knockout in the first 40 seconds of the fight.

After the fight, he was set up to face his past opponent Dustin Poirier, and everyone expected Conor to win as he had already beaten Dustin in the past.

Unfortunately, Conor lost the fight to Dustin via knockout. Dustin was very aggressive and kicking Conor and slowly killed his legs.

After the fight, Conor even had a hard time walking.

With another loss to Conor’s name, he was disappointed in his performance, and just recently, he announced that the old Conor would be back with the Cocky behavior.

A trilogy has been planned for Conor vs. Dustin on July 10th of 2021.

This surely will be a hyped fight.

Boxing

Conor has been part of boxing since a young age, and he loves the sport.

He also trained in boxing as a youngster, and while at the peak of his career, he managed to land a deal with arguably the best defensive boxer of all time.

Conor faced Floyd Mayweather on 26 August 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

This was a brilliant move from Conor as he crossed over from MMA to boxing to take on the best boxer alive.

It was a sellout, and everyone was looking forward to it.

Conor lost the match in the tenth round via TKO.

Despite not being a boxer, he was able to do fairly well against him, but in the end, the skill gap was too wide, and Mayweather took the win.

Controversies

Well, with that cocky behavior and a nickname of “The Notorious One,” many controversies surrounded him.

Conor has been involved in numerous controversies throughout his career and has been a troublemaker.

Bus attack at UFC 223

During the build-up to the fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, he was pissed off at Khabib and his team due to an altercation of Khabib with Conor’s friend Artem Lobov.

Conor wanted to confront Khabib, and he went to face him, but Khabib and his team were already leaving on a bus.

Watching them leave, Conor could not control his anger, picked up a dolly nearby, and slammed it against the bus’s windows.

McGregor getting arrested
McGregor getting arrested

Many people inside the bus had minor injuries and cuts. Fortunately, no one was severely injured, but still, this incident led the NYPD to issue an arrest warrant against Conor.

Another controversial event surrounding Khabib and Conor happened after the UFC 229 main event.

After Khabib beat Conor’ he jumped out of the cage and went for Conor’s Partner, Dillon Danis.

Conor then also jumped, and it was a huge mess with everyone punching each other in the heat of the moment.

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Sexual Assault Allegations and Dublin pub Incident

Another few controversies surrounding Conor are sexual allegations. Conor was accused of sexual allegations around 2019 by two women, but there is no certain proof that it is true.

The case seems to be still ongoing.

Around the end of 2019, Conor got himself involved again in a controversy where he took a fan’s phone and slammed it on the ground.

This matter was solved with a settlement out of the court, and the charges were dropped against him.

His next controversy is a strange one. Conor punched an older man in a Pub in Dublin because the older man refused to drink the whiskey Conor was giving him.

Conor McGregor: Wife and Kids

Conon is a fortunate man when it comes to his love life. The MMA fighter found the love of his life at the beginning of his career.

He is engaged to Dee Devlin.

The couple has been together since 2008, almost 14 years of relationship.

She is a very supportive partner and has helped Conor in his life and success.

McGregor with his family
McGregor with his family

The couple together has three kids named Croia McGregor, Rían McGregor, and Conor Jack McGregor Jr.

They are a pleased family. Despite being the Notorious one in the ring, Conor is actually a great boyfriend and a father to his wife and kids.

Conor McGregor: Net Worth

McGregor loves making money and is one of the best at it. Conor started plumbing, and look where he is now.

Over the years, the fighter’s primary source of income was his fights in the UFC, but as in recent years, he has been competing less in the UFC and focusing more on the business side.

“COnor McGregor is estimated to have the net worth of $300 Million”

Recently, Conor was announced as the highest-paid athlete by athletes Forbes magazine, passing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

He surely has made a fortune from his MMA career, but right now, most of his wealth comes from his whiskey company named Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey.

Besides his business ventures, he also has endorsement deals with Beats by Dre, Monster Energy, Reebok, and Bud Light.

Conor McGregor: Social Media

The fighter is one of the most famous fighters on the planet, so it’s obvious he has a wide following behind him. Let’s look at the exact numbers.

Firstly, the fighter has 39.9 million followers on Instagram.

Next, he has 8.7 million followers on his Twitter account, and on his Facebook page, he has 13 million followers.

Lastly, on his Youtube channel, he has 82.6K followers.

He is the most active on his Instagram account.

FAQs

Who trains Conor McGregor?

John Kavanagh trains him.

What stance does McGregor use?

McGregor uses a Southpaw stance.

How many Knockout victories does Conor have?

Conor McGregor has 19 Knockout victories in his UFC career.

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