How much is Conor McGregor worth? $120 Million
How did Conor McGregor earn his money and wealth?
Conor McGregor, real name Conor Anthony McGregor, was born on July 12, 1988, in Dublin, Ireland to Tony and Margaret McGregor. He attended Gaelscoil as well as Gaelcholaiste in his primary and secondary level in the Colaiste de hide located in Tallaght. It was here that he slowly started developing a passion for sports. At the age of 12, McGregor started his boxing training at the Crumlin Boxing Club under Coach Phil Sutcliffe. In the year 2006, he moved with his family to Lucan, Dublin, where he met the future UFC fighter Tom Egan. Later, the two together started training in mixed martial arts (MMA).
McGregor is not only an Irish professional mixed martial artist but is also a boxer. It was in the year 2008 when McGregor was 18 that he turned into a professional mixed martial artist. When he was 22, in the year 2012, he won his very first title, the Cage Warriors Featherweight Championship and later captured the Lightweight Championship the same year. His outstanding performances helped him earn a fighting contract with the Ultimate Fighting (UFC) in the year 2013.
McGregor won the UFC Featherweight Championship at the UFC 189 in the year 2015, after winning a string of five matches. The event, which had a pay-per-view policy, had earned 825,000 buys that is known to the biggest buy in the company history and further led McGregor to hold a solid main-eventer position. At the UFC 194, he defeated Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds, which is known to be the fastest title win in the UFC history. Later, McGregor went on to create further history by winning the title of UFC Lightweight Championship over Eddie Alvarez at the UFC 205. He became the first ever fighter in the promotion to win titles in two different weight divisions simultaneously. After the UFC 205, decided to take a break from UFC as his first child was due to be born in May 2017.
After spending time with his baby boy named Conor Jack McGregor Jr., Conor McGregor returned back and made a professional boxing debut in the year 2017 by campaigning for a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. The fight drew in 4.3 million pay-per-view buys that is known to be the second highest draw in the history of boxing.
McGregor is known to be one of the leading mixed martial artists across the world and still continues to remain the only double champion in the history of UFC. In the present, McGregor stands as the third pound-for-pound fighter in a promotion and has a record for bagging the biggest pay-per-view buys in the history of MMA, with his headline for a boxing match against Nate Diaz earning 1.65 million buys. He is been ranked as one of the best fighters in the world by ESPN, Ring Magazine as well as Sports Illustrated. Moreover, he is known as one of the most controversial fighters in the promotions, with his trash talking style gaining a lot of attention from the media.
What are the highest selling matches of Conor McGregor?
- McGregor vs. Nate Diaz at UFC 202: 1.65 million PPV buys
- McGregor vs. Mayweather: 4.3 million PPV buys in North America
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