Conor Anthony McGregor, nicknamed “Notorious”, is one of the most famous professional UFC fighters today.
Stage Name: Conor McGregor
Full Name: Conor Anthony McGregor
Birthday: July 14, 1988
Place of Origin: Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
Age: 32 Years Old
Height: 5.9 ft
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Spouse: Dee Devlin
Profession: Professional MMA Fighter, Businessman
Total Net Worth: $200 Million US Dollars
Conor Anthony McGregor is known for his showmanship during his matches and also being involved in multiple high-profile matches.
The fighter was born on the 14th of July 1988 in Dublin Ireland, whose parents were Tony and Margaret McGregor. As a child, he was already a sports-minded individual and by 12 years old, he had already started training to become a fighter at his local boxing club. By the age of 17, he met the fighter Tom Egan who introduced UFC to him which helped shift his focus from Boxing to MMA.
To compete in professional MMA, Conor went on to learn multiple martial arts such as Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Kickboxing, and Capoeira. He also trained under the Irish Brazilian jiu-jitsu Black Belt John Kavanagh who was also one of his teammates in SBG Ireland.
Although McGregor has managed to have a successful career as a fighter, it’s also important to note that he’s been involved with a lot of controversies due to his behavior. He’s been seen assaulting people most notably in a Pub in Dublin where there’s a video of him punching a man.
The man is also well known to cause problems to his opponents before the fight like the bus incident before his fight with Nurmagomedov. It’s seen that he and his group went to Khabib’s bus to try and confront him which lead to a minor altercation between the two parties. This problem went on until the date of the match between the two where Nurmagomedov and some of his team tried to attack Conor after.
Conor made his amateur debut in MMA when he was 18 years old where he was able to win against Kieran Campbell by TKO. Following this, the fighter was able to turn pro by signing in with the Irish Cage of Truth promotion. He then won his next few matches against lightweight and featherweight opponents which continued to become an eight-fight winning streak.
With Conor’s MMA wins, it managed to get the attention of UFC president Dana White and eventually helped him sign a multi-fight contract in the UFC ring. His first fight was with Marcus Brimage where he was able to win by TKO in just the first round which also got him his first Knockout of the Night Award.
Over the years, the fighter had a winning streak during his time on the octagon ring, raising his fame and payout during his next matches. By 2015, Conor fought in some of the biggest payouts in his entire career. He’d earn $5 million with his fight with Chad Mendes and $12 million with Jose Aldo.
In 2018, Conor went on to have his infamous and heated fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov where he was able to earn $50 million. This was one of the biggest payouts in his UFC career until his match against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone where his win made him earn around $80 million.
McGregor’s high win rate in his UFC career is all thanks to his hard work and training which helped him improve as a fighter. He’s a wide-stance striker that’s trained with several forms of martial arts making him one of the best fighters in the UFC ring.
Mayweather Boxing Fight
On the 27th of August 2017, McGregor stepped out of the octagon ring to have one of his biggest fights outside of UFC. He went on to fight against the undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather inside the boxing ring where both of them would compete for the WBC Money Belt.
The fight against the biggest names in boxing and MMA garnered so much attention that it managed to generate 4.3 million buys in PPV. Tickets for the event also grossed around $55 million which are $20 million shy of the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight.
Mayweather was also said to earn $100 million while Mcgregor was going to $30 million. Although smaller compared to some of Conor’s biggest payouts in UFC, it’s still one of the biggest payouts that he’s ever had throughout his career as a professional fighter.
McGregor also had several successful business ventures outside of his UFC career. These ventures include brand deals from companies like Reebok, Bud Light, Burger King, and Monster Energy.
The fighter has also created his brand of products like one where he collaborated with David august to make his clothing brand called “August McGregor”. It provides men’s suits that are styled to cater to millennials.
He’s also made his blend of whiskey called “Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey” which was named after where he grew up. It’s currently sold more than tends of thousands of bottles to multiple countries around the globe.
With McGregor’s successful career in MMA world, he’s managed to rake up many championship titles and achievements. Most of these come from his wins in such as the title championships like the UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Championship. There are also several achievements like the “Knockout of the Night” and “Performance of the Night” awards.
Conor has also won the “Fighter of the Year” award on several MMA and sports awards such as at ESPN, MMA Junkie, and World MMA Awards.
Conor McGregor Total Net Worth
Conor McGregor is one of the highest-earning UFC fighters around the world by signing in fights that can go for tens to hundreds and millions of dollars. His income also comes from his brand endorsements, several multi-million dollar businesses, and also his other career ventures.
With all of this, the fighter can amass a current total net worth that’s estimated to be around $200 million.