|Estimated value:||€108 million|
|Country of origin:||Republic of Ireland|
|Source of Wealth:||Mixed martial arts fighter|
Conor McGregor is a prominent Irish mixed martial arts fighter who was both a past UFC Lightweight Champion and UFC Featherweight Champion. The athlete also became known, among other things, for stepping into the ring against former world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather in the summer of 2017. And not in his usual discipline, but in boxing.
Conor Anthony McGregor was born on July 14, 1988 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Together with his parents Magaret and Tony McGregor, Conor grew up in Dublin’s Crumlin area. At first, young Conor was mainly interested in football and was active in the local football club. However, Conor’s childhood was not all beautiful, because the young Irishman was bullied by some classmates and other children. This is what sparked Conor McGregor’s interest in boxing at the age of 12. Three years later, Conor expanded his interest to kickboxing and jiu-jitsu.
After Conor McGregor finished school, he worked for a while and then found a job as a plumber.
In 2006, Conor befriended UFC fighter Tom Egan, which brought him to mixed martial arts. Despite his heavy workload as a plumber, Conor McGregor managed to train regularly and found the sport more and more enjoyable. At 18, Conor made his debut in an amateur fight against Kieran Campbell. This fight was won by Conor McGregor by technical KO Conor drew attention to himself and his talent through this fight and was signed by the Irish MMA organization Irish Cage of Truth Promotion.
The young Irishman’s first career move was when he was signed by an Irish MMA organization in 2007. A year later, the Irishman began training with John Kavanagh and fought his first professional fight that same year. McGregor also won this fight by technical KO, but Conor’s weaknesses in ground fighting were also exposed to the outside world through this fight. Still, Conor McGregor paid little attention to technique training until June 2008, when he lost a fight by submission to Artemiy Sitenikov.
Through hard training, Conor McGregor managed to emerge victorious from 8 straight fights in 2011 and 2012 and to carry the titles “Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion” and “Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion”.
Since McGregor was so successful with the Cage Warriors, the American organization UFC became aware of the athlete. As of 2013, McGregor was under contract with UFC. McGregor also had a lot of success in the UFC and won important fights between 2013 and 2015. In December 2015, McGregor won the title fight against Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds, setting a knockout record.
McGregor became the first UFC champion to hold two titles at the same time. Not only was he UFC Lightweight Champion, but he was also Welterweight Champion.
In 2017, McGregor made waves by boxing against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas. Although McGregor lost the fight, he received an unbelievable sum of 75 million dollars for this fight.
- “I think sharp and I dream big”.
- “I believe in myself so much that nothing will stop me”.
tips for success
The secret of Conor McGregor’s success has always been his absolute belief in himself and not being afraid of success. McGregor always had big dreams and didn’t let critics stop him from pursuing those dreams. A driving force for him was to prove his critics wrong and to aim ever bigger.
|Estimated value:||€108 million|