|Net Worth:||$170 Million|
|Born:||July 14, 1988|
|Spouse:||Dee Devlin (2 children)|
Conor Mc Gregor. One name, one legend. The Irish man who proved them all wrong and that redefined the rules of the fight game. You might know him for his crazy fights or from his funny and outlandish interviews. No matter what, this man has something to teach to all of us, especially to the ones that want to win because from the tough neighborhoods of Ireland he made his way up to become one of the biggest influencers in the fight industry.
2: Early life
Conor Mc Gregor was born in Crumlin, Dublin on 14 July 1988, raised by his two-parent belonging to the working class of the city.
He has always been passionate about sports, but his passion for the fighting game started when he was 12 when he started boxing in a local boxing club.
With his family, he moved to Lucan, Dublin where he started a plumbing apprenticeship. There he also met the UFC fighter Tom Egan with which he started training.
3: Career and Struggle
On 17 February 2007, aged 18, he made his first mixed martial arts amateur debut that won by (TKO) in the first round after which was signed by the Irish Cage of Truth promotion. His professional MMA fighter career started then in 2008 at the Straight Blast Gym in Dublin. Always in 2008 on the 9th of March, he made his professional MMA debut at Cage of Truth 2, defeating Gary Morris by second-round TKO.
His longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin supported him during his early years even though he was still struggling financially. In 2008 he continued fighting professionally and, even though he enjoyed more triumphs than losses, he considered changing career path. After that, his mother contacted John Kavanagh, his coach, and he persuaded Conor to keep fighting.
The waters of success were about to move, in fact, Dana White, the current UFC president, made a trip to Dublin in February 2013 where he was requested to sign McGregor to the UFC. Days later, he was offered a contract; the second one offered to an Irish fighter, that was the real turning point of Conor’s life.
4: His Success
His first UFC debut was a success as Conor managed to defeat Marcus Brimage through a series of uppercuts that eventually brought him to the ground only after 1:07 minutes.
Later he fought against Max Holloway winning the fight by the unanimous decision even though it was later discovered that he had torn the anterior cruciate ligament that kept him away from fights for ten months. He later enjoyed many successes during 2014 that brought him to set huge goals like fighting Jose Aldo eventually.
Here we come to the year 2015 where Conor was supposed to face Jose Aldo, an event that didn’t occur later as Jose reported a rib fracture. For that reason Conor went on to fight with Chad Mendes, another great fighter of the UFC, making the bout very appealing with a gate record of $7,200,000.
Eventually, McGregor won the fight via TKO, winning the UFC Interim Featherweight Championship. The story doesn’t end here anyway as the fight between Conor and Aldo actually took place.
If the previous fight produced a gate record, this other one surpassed the previous with a gate of $10,100,000. As you probably know, the fight ended in just 13 seconds, the fastest finish in any UFC title bout, with McGregor triumphing as the winner with his left-hand shot that brought Aldo to the ground.
He later challenged Nate Diaz to obtain the lightweight belt, but he lost his match with Diaz. Later he had a rematch with Diaz that won and Confirmed McGregor as a champion of the two divisions.
He later took some time off the fights, only to come back to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov to which he lost in the fourth round in Las Vegas.
At to date, he is retired but is this really true, or we’ll see him back to the stage soon?
5: 5 Tips from Connor (Evan Carmichael, quotes)
Tip #1: Have the courage to speak your vision
He says that “If you can see it here (pointing to his mind) and you have enough courage to speak it, then it will happen.” He does a lot of visualization but what he stresses is that you should also speak what you see in your mind without being afraid.
Tip #2: Be grateful for the small things
Like many spiritual teachers, Conor recognizes the importance of gratitude in everyday lives. He says that being grateful, even for the smallest things is essential to living a fulfilling life and to attract more of what we already have.
Tip #3: Love what you do
Be curious about what you do and love it as much as you can. As he says fighting is all he thinks about and he can’t think about anything else. “I love what I do; that’s why I’m doing what I love.”
Tip #4: Inspire others
Connor is always inspired to inspire others because he knows how it feels like to be small yet have huge dreams. In many of his interviews, he explains how he likes to show off his accomplishments, not for ego but to push others into their rise. Some will rise and some won’t, that’s just how things are, but if you believe and put in the hard work, you will make it.
Tip #5: Think outside the box
Conor McGregor had many coaches throughout his life, and they were all pretty standardized. They were all like that until he met one that encouraged him to try out different moves in different ways that eventually contributed to the development of his style.
6: Best Quotes
- “Life is about growing and improving and getting better.”
- “Doubt is only removed by action. If you’re not working, then that’s where doubt comes in.”
- When I say something is going to happen, it’s going to happen.”
- “All that matters is how you see yourself. If you see yourself as the king, with all the belts and everything, and no matter what no one else says, as long as you see that, and really believe in it, then that’s what’s going to happen.”
- “I stay ready, so I don’t have to get ready.”
7: 3 Things we can learn from his story
1: Believe in yourself
I believe that this is one of the greatest takeaways we can get out of Connor’s life. He was the only one to believe in his ambitions to become the UFC champion, even though nobody in Ireland made it until this point. If he didn’t have the belief at first, all that he has accomplished would have never happened.
2: Persist until you win
Having the belief to win is not enough of course as life can put resistance between us and the goals we wanna reach. For that reason, persistence has been another key element in Conor’s life that helped him achieve success.
3: Learn how to sell yourself
ConorMc Gregor is not only a great fighter but also an astute businessman. We can see this from how he sells himself during press conferences and on what business moves he has made to secure himself an abundant financial life. Selling is everything in this world, and if you don’t learn to sell yourself, then you’ll have many difficulties in coming out as a winner.
- Conor McGregor bought a yacht he named “188,” after the quantity of Euros he used to receive for his weekly welfare checks.
- Conor fought 25 matches, out of which 21 were wins (18 by knockout), and 4 were losses.
- In September 2018, McGregor launched Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey in Ireland and the United States.
Conor Mc Gregor is an Irish fighter and businessman that is considered one of the greatest influencers ever in the fighting industry. He started from the bottom and thanks to his passion, hard work, and dedication; he made it to the top where he’s having the time of his life.