Conor McGregor is regarded as the biggest pay-per-view draw in the history of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). Much loved for his aggressive style, his rematch against Nate Diaz in August 2016 was watched by a record-breaking 1.65 million paying TV customers.
In November 2016 the Irishman defeated Eddie Alvarez to become Lightweight champion, adding it to his Featherweight crown. He became the first non-American UFC fighter to hold world titles at two different weights simultaneously.
At UFC 194 in 2015, the Dublin-born knockout specialist beat Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds to win the Featherweight strap. It was fastest KO in UFC history.
The left-handed switch hitter is regarded as one of the best punchers in the sport. His stand-up style is to be the aggressor and use his phenomenal left hand to destroy opponents. Of his 21 victories, 18 have come by way of knockout.
During his early 20s McGregor trained to be a plumber, but he is now entrenched in the Athlete’s Rich List. In 2017 he was ranked as the 24th richest sports star with earnings of $34 million.
Nicknamed ‘The Notorious’, McGregor has won the ‘Performance of the Night’ six times during the course of his UFC career. No other star has achieved that number of accolades. He is a brilliant entertainer.