Conor McGregor – Stats, history and MMA record
Conor McGregor has done more for MMA than any other fighter in history. Read our breakdown of his vital stats, as well as highlights and interesting facts about his life and career.
Given Name: Conor Anthony McGregor
Fighting Name: Conor “Notorious” McGregor
Height: 5’8″ (173cm) | Reach: 74.0″ (188cm)
Weight: Lightweight | 155 lbs (70 kgs)
Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
Gym/Association: Straight Blast Gym, Ireland
Pro MMA Record: 21-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Fight Win %: 81%
KO Wins: 5
Sub Wins: 1
Decision Wins: 2
Fight Loss %: 19%
KO Losses: 0
TKO Losses: 0
Sub Losses: 4
Decision Losses: 0
Fighting Style: Striker
Disclosed Earnings: $8,804,000 USD
Stand out Stats
- The first fighter to hold UFC titles in multiple divisions at the same time
- His longest fight win streak was 15 wins in a row
- His reach is longer than his height
- Despite being known for striking, he has 63% accuracy in grappling
Pro MMA Record
|LOSS||Khabib Nurmagomedov||UFC 229 – Nurmagomedov vs. McGregorOct / 06 / 2018||Submission (Neck Crank)Herb Dean||4||3:03|
|WIN||Eddie Alvarez||UFC 205 – Alvarez vs. McGregorNov / 12 / 2016||TKO (Punches)John McCarthy||2||3:04|
|WIN||Nate Diaz||UFC 202 – Diaz vs. McGregor 2Aug / 20 / 2016||Decision (Majority)John McCarthy||5||5:00|
|LOSS||Nate Diaz||UFC 196 – McGregor vs. DiazMar / 05 / 2016||Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)Herb Dean||2||4:12|
|WIN||Jose Aldo||UFC 194 – Aldo vs. McGregorDec / 12 / 2015||KO (Punch)John McCarthy||1||0:13|
|WIN||Chad Mendes||UFC 189 – Mendes vs. McGregorJul / 11 / 2015||TKO (Punches)Herb Dean||2||4:57|
|WIN||Dennis Siver||UFC Fight Night 59 – McGregor vs. SiverJan / 18 / 2015||TKO (Punches)Herb Dean||2||1:54|
|WIN||Dustin Poirier||UFC 178 – Johnson vs. CariasoSep / 27 / 2014||TKO (Punches)Herb Dean||1||1:46|
|WIN||Diego Brandao||UFC Fight Night 46 – McGregor vs. BrandaoJul / 19 / 2014||TKO (Punches)Leon Roberts||1||4:05|
|WIN||Max Holloway||UFC Fight Night 26 – Shogun vs. SonnenAug / 17 / 2013||Decision (Unanimous)Herb Dean||3||5:00|
|WIN||Marcus Brimage||UFC on Fuel TV 9 – Mousasi vs. LatifiApr / 06 / 2013||TKO (Punches)Robert Sundel||1||1:07|
|WIN||Ivan Buchinger||CWFC 51 – Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 51Dec / 31 / 2012||KO (Punch)Marc Goddard||1||3:40|
|WIN||Dave Hill||CWFC 47 – Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 47Jun / 02 / 2012||Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)Neil Hall||2||4:10|
|WIN||Steve O’Keefe||CWFC 45 – Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 45Feb / 18 / 2012||KO (Elbows)Marc Goddard||1||1:33|
|WIN||Aaron Jahnsen||CWFC – Fight Night 2Sep / 08 / 2011||TKO (Punches)Neil Hall||1||3:29|
|WIN||Artur Sowinski||CG 2 – Clash of the GiantsJun / 11 / 2011||TKO (Punches)N/A||2||1:12|
|WIN||Paddy Doherty||IFC – Immortal Fighting Championship 4Apr / 16 / 2011||KO (Punch)N/A||1||0:04|
|WIN||Mike Wood||CC 8 – Fields vs. RedmondMar / 12 / 2011||KO (Punches)N/A||1||0:16|
|WIN||Hugh Brady||CFC – Chaos Fighting Championships 8Feb / 12 / 2011||TKO (Punches)N/A||1||2:31|
|LOSS||Joseph Duffy||CWFC 39 – The UprisingNov / 27 / 2010||Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)Marc Goddard||1||0:38|
|WIN||Connor Dillon||CFC – Chaos Fighting Championships 7Oct / 09 / 2010||TKO (Corner Stoppage)N/A||1||4:22|
|WIN||Stephen Bailey||K.O. – The Fight Before Christmas 1Dec / 12 / 2008||TKO (Punches)N/A||1||1:22|
|LOSS||Artemij Sitenkov||COT 3 – Cage of TruthJun / 28 / 2008||Submission (Kneebar)N/A||1||1:09|
|WIN||Mo Taylor||Cage Rage – Contenders: Ireland vs. BelgiumMay / 03 / 2008||TKO (Punches)N/A||1||N/A|
|WIN||Gary Morris||COT 2 – Cage of TruthMar / 08 / 2008||TKO (Punches)N/A||2||N/A|
Humble Beginnings to Money and Fame
McGregor was brought up in a not-so-good area of Dublin, Ireland, called Crumlin. McGregor usually carries around an Irish flag and even wears an custom mouthguard with the Irish colours. Initially McGregor had dreams of using soccer as a way out of the lower-middle class, but soon found the Crumlin Boxing Club where he found his calling. The boxing club helped give McGregor the skills to be considered as one of the best boxers in MMA.
From there he found his now longtime coach John Kavanagh at his gym, where McGregor took it upon himself to beat up two of Kavanagh’s pupils during training.
Kavanagh wasn’t having any of that in his house though, and beat McGregor to the ground and wailed on him until McGregor promised not to beat people up any more.
Fast forward a few years and two Cage Warrior promotion belts, McGregor made it to the UFC.
Just one week before his UFC debut, McGregor received his last Irish welfare check of 188 Euros ($212).
The rest is history, and McGregor is the richest star in the sport of MMA, worth over $100 million. And as cocky as he his, he still remembers his roots — he now has a luxury yacht which he named “The 188”, in reference to his last 188 Euro welfare check.
The Walk to Match the Talk to the Top
As the song goes (yes, there is a song(1)), “There’s only one Conor McGregor”.
That’s because no one has ever gotten to the top of the UFC mountain quite the way he has. From his UFC debut against a decent Marcus Brimage, the Irishman was in no doubt of his abilities and ambitions. And we he wasn’t afraid to tell you about it.
In his “Mystic Mac” period, he could seemingly stop his opponents at will, right down to the round and time.
Half of the fans hated it, half of the fans absolutely lapped it up. And that led to the most meteoric rise of any UFC fighter in history.
“I am cocky in prediction. I am confident in preparation, but I am always humble in victory or defeat.”Conor McGregor
In all of his fights towards his eventual UFC featherweight championship, all of his doubters “knew” his next matchup would be his undoing. “He’s never fought a wrestler like this”, or “he won’t be able to handle his pressure”, were the cries from the sidelines.
But each time, McGregor rose to the occasion, often against the odds, to be crowned UFC Featherweight Champ, and ultimately, UFC Lightweight Champ. The first man in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously.
Conor’s ‘War on Islam’
In an effort to get into the head of current Lightweight Champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, McGregor has been willing to go into murky waters.
Already being soundly defeated by Khabib, McGregor posted a photo of Khabib and his new bride, who was wearing an Islamic bridal veil. McGregor’s caption simply said “Your wife is a towel mate.”
Media jumped all over the comment like a post-fight Khabib on Dillon Danis, saying it went beyond banter into racism and islamophobia.
McGregor deleted the tweet, but couldn’t help tweeting again,
“Don’t be scared of the rematch you little scurrying rat.”Conor McGregor
Khabib, and his millions of Muslim followers, were not amused. If there ever is a rematch between the two, we can be sure it’ll be more than just words exchanged(2). Read more about Khabib, and other great MMA fighters here.
McGregor has even made a movie documentary about his life as the rising UFC champion called ‘Conor McGregor: Notorious’.
- Fox, R. (2017, August 23). This Conor McGregor Song Is The Anthem Of The Century – Barstool Sports. Retrieved from https://www.barstoolsports.com/video/830605/this-conor-mcgregor-song-is-the-anthem-of-the-century
- Bigotry fueled the Conor McGregor-Khabib Nurmagomedov brawl after UFC 229 https://theundefeated.com/features/bigotry-fueled-the-conor-mcgregor-khabib-nurmagomedov-brawl-after-ufc-229/
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