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.

Fighting Stats

Given Name: Conor Anthony McGregor

Fighting Name: Conor “Notorious” McGregor

Age: 31

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

TKO Wins:13

Sub Wins: 1

Decision Wins: 2

Fight Loss %: 19%

KO Losses: 0

TKO Losses: 0

Sub Losses: 4

Decision Losses: 0

Draws: 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 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

RESULTOPPONENTEVENTRESULT/REFEREEROUNDTIME 
LOSSKhabib NurmagomedovUFC 229 – Nurmagomedov vs. McGregorOct / 06 / 2018Submission (Neck Crank)Herb Dean43:03
WINEddie AlvarezUFC 205 – Alvarez vs. McGregorNov / 12 / 2016TKO (Punches)John McCarthy23:04
WINNate DiazUFC 202 – Diaz vs. McGregor 2Aug / 20 / 2016Decision (Majority)John McCarthy55:00
LOSSNate DiazUFC 196 – McGregor vs. DiazMar / 05 / 2016Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)Herb Dean24:12
WINJose AldoUFC 194 – Aldo vs. McGregorDec / 12 / 2015KO (Punch)John McCarthy10:13
WINChad MendesUFC 189 – Mendes vs. McGregorJul / 11 / 2015TKO (Punches)Herb Dean24:57
WINDennis SiverUFC Fight Night 59 – McGregor vs. SiverJan / 18 / 2015TKO (Punches)Herb Dean21:54
WINDustin PoirierUFC 178 – Johnson vs. CariasoSep / 27 / 2014TKO (Punches)Herb Dean11:46
WINDiego BrandaoUFC Fight Night 46 – McGregor vs. BrandaoJul / 19 / 2014TKO (Punches)Leon Roberts14:05
WINMax HollowayUFC Fight Night 26 – Shogun vs. SonnenAug / 17 / 2013Decision (Unanimous)Herb Dean35:00
WINMarcus BrimageUFC on Fuel TV 9 – Mousasi vs. LatifiApr / 06 / 2013TKO (Punches)Robert Sundel11:07
WINIvan BuchingerCWFC 51 – Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 51Dec / 31 / 2012KO (Punch)Marc Goddard13:40
WINDave HillCWFC 47 – Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 47Jun / 02 / 2012Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)Neil Hall24:10
WINSteve O’KeefeCWFC 45 – Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 45Feb / 18 / 2012KO (Elbows)Marc Goddard11:33
WINAaron JahnsenCWFC – Fight Night 2Sep / 08 / 2011TKO (Punches)Neil Hall13:29
WINArtur SowinskiCG 2 – Clash of the GiantsJun / 11 / 2011TKO (Punches)N/A21:12
WINPaddy DohertyIFC – Immortal Fighting Championship 4Apr / 16 / 2011KO (Punch)N/A10:04
WINMike WoodCC 8 – Fields vs. RedmondMar / 12 / 2011KO (Punches)N/A10:16
WINHugh BradyCFC – Chaos Fighting Championships 8Feb / 12 / 2011TKO (Punches)N/A12:31
LOSSJoseph DuffyCWFC 39 – The UprisingNov / 27 / 2010Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)Marc Goddard10:38
WINConnor DillonCFC – Chaos Fighting Championships 7Oct / 09 / 2010TKO (Corner Stoppage)N/A14:22
WINStephen BaileyK.O. – The Fight Before Christmas 1Dec / 12 / 2008TKO (Punches)N/A11:22
LOSSArtemij SitenkovCOT 3 – Cage of TruthJun / 28 / 2008Submission (Kneebar)N/A11:09
WINMo TaylorCage Rage – Contenders: Ireland vs. BelgiumMay / 03 / 2008TKO (Punches)N/A1N/A
WINGary MorrisCOT 2 – Cage of TruthMar / 08 / 2008TKO (Punches)N/A2N/A

Bio/Interesting Facts

Humble Beginnings to Money and Fame

McGregor was brought up in a not-so-good area of Dublin, Ireland, called Crumlin. 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.

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. Read more about Khabib, and other great MMA fighters here.

References

  1. 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