Celebrity News: Conor Anthony McGregor is a professional fighter who has a net worth of $ 35 million. He was born on 14 July 1988 in Dublin, Ireland. Son of Tony and Margaret McGregor. He has two sisters, Erin and Aoife. He was raised in the South Dublin suburb of Crumlin.
He studied primary in a Gaelscoil and a Gaelcholáiste, and secondary schools in the Hilda Colaiste in Tallaght, where he developed his passion for the sport practicing soccer. In his youth, he came to play at the Celtic Football Club of Lourdes, and at the age of 22, he played for Yellowstone. At age 12 he started boxing at the Crumlin Boxing Club. When he attended the high school he suffered bullfighting, due to his weak complexion and short stature, so at age 16 he began to practice mixed martial arts to defend himself.
In 2006, he moved with his family to Lucan, in the west of Dublin, attending the Gaelcholáiste Colaiste Cois Life and made a plumbing apprenticeship to work with his father. At that time he received a subsidy of 188 €. He had no job and spent his time in training and gym.
In 2008, he began his mixed martial arts career (MMA) and, in 2012, won the Cage Warriors featherweight and lightweight championships, holding both titles simultaneously before leaving them to sign with the UFC.
The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), the largest mixed martial arts company in the world, announced in February 2013 that McGregor had signed contract becoming the second Irish fighter to fight within this championship. On April 6, 2013, he debuted against Marcus Brimage on Fuel TV 9, winning the TKO bout as well as the KO Night Award. On August 17, 2013, he faced Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26, winning again by unanimous decision. In the fight, the anterior cruciate ligament had torn and had to undergo surgery and ten months of withdrawal.
On July 19, 2014, he fought Diego Brandão at UFC Fight Night 46, defeating his opponent by TKO in the second round, for which he received the Night Performance Award. He faced Dennis Siver on January 18, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 59, defeating him by TKO in the second round, returning to win the Performance of the Night award. On July 11, 2015, he fought Chad Mendes at UFC 189 for the interim featherweight championship, which he won by TKO in the second round, as well as the Acting of the Night award. McGregor faced Jose Aldo in two seconds in the unification of the title pen in UFC 194 winning by knockout in the 13 seconds, thus gaining the Championship of featherweight.
On March 5, 2016, he fought with Nate Diaz at UFC 196, debuting in the welterweight category. Lost by submission in the second round. Both fighters won the Fight of the Night award. The rematch with Diaz was scheduled for July 9 at UFC 200, but UFC announced that McGregor had been withdrawn for failing to meet media obligations related to the fight. The fight was rescheduled and contested again at welterweight, at UFC 202 winning the rematch by majority decision. After beating Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 205, he became the first fighter in UFC history to have titles in two weight divisions simultaneously.
On November 30, 2016, he obtained a professional boxing license from the California State Athletic Commission.
The bout between undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and the king of mixed martial arts was confirmed by Conor McGregor himself in a statement posted on Themaclife.com. Mayweather, 40, retired in 2015 with a 49-0 record. The two sides exchanged messages and challenges for months.
In 2016, he was the first MMA fighter to enter the list of Forbes’ top 100 paid athletes in the 85th place with $ 22 million, and in 2017, tied for No. 24 with 34 million in winnings.
He has been a partner of Dee Devlin since 2008, with whom he began his relationship long before he achieved stardom at the UFC. On May 5, 2017, they announced the birth of their first child.
His next fight will be the 26 of August of 2017 where it changed to the ring of boxing and will fight against Floyd Mayweather. The fight is projected as the event of the year.