Conor Anthony McGregor (born 14 July 1988) is an Irish professional mixed martial artist who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Throughout his career, he has competed as a featherweight, lightweight and welterweight. McGregor is the current UFC Featherweight Champion.
In 2008, McGregor started his mixed martial arts (MMA) career and, in 2012, he won both the Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Championships, holding both titles concurrently before vacating them to sign with the UFC. In 2015, McGregor became the first Irish-born UFC champion after he defeated José Aldo, at UFC 194, via knockout after 13 seconds in the first round. This was the fastest victory in UFC title fight history.He is known for being one of the biggest pay-per-view draws in MMA as well as his extravagant lifestyle and trash talking.
Early life of Conor Mcgregor
McGregor was born in Dublin, Ireland to Tony and Margaret McGregor. He was raised in the South Dublin suburb of Crumlin and attended a Gaelscoil and Gaelcholáiste at both primary and at secondary level in Coláiste de hÍde in Tallaght, where he also developed his passion for sport playing association football. In his youth, he played football for Lourdes Celtic Football Club and supported Manchester United.
As a kid, McGregor took up kickboxing and at the age of 12, he began boxing at Crumlin Boxing Club under two-time Olympian Phil Sutcliffe where he often trained alongside Dean Byrne and Jamie Kavanagh, both of whom went on to train at Wild Card Gym under Freddie Roach. McGregor later became an All-Ireland boxing champion at the youth level.
In 2006, McGregor moved with his family to Lucan in West Dublin, attending Gaelcholáiste Coláiste Cois Life. Following that, he commenced a plumbing apprenticeship.While in Lucan, he met future UFC fighter Tom Egan, who taught McGregor how to grapple and ignited his passion for mixed martial arts.