Conor McGregor Bio And Facts

Conor McGregor

Conor Anthony McGregor is a professional MMA fighter. McGregor was born in Crumlin, Ireland on July 14, 1988. McGregor is a multi-championship fighter, and is seen as one of the best modern fighters to come from Ireland, and perhaps one of the best UFC fighters of all time. McGregor has 22 total wins, 19 of which were by knockout, and only six losses. Only one of McGregor’s matches was won based on submission, and two have been by judge's decision. McGregor has fought in the Featherweight, Lightweight, and Welterweight Divisions and fights for Straight Blast Gym Ireland.

  • Birthday: July 14, 1988 (14-07-1988)
  • Education: Colaiste De Hide
  • Net Worth: $200 million
  • Occupation: Professional MMA Fighter
  • Height: 5’9” (1.75 m)
  • Weight: 156 lbs (71 kg)
  • Current Division: Lightweight
  • Former Divisions: Welterweight, Featherweight
  • Years Active: 2008 - present
  • Career Wins: 22
  • Career Losses: 6
  • Nicknames: “The Notorious”
  • Teams: Straight Blast Gym Ireland

UFC Career

Conor McGregor is a famous UFC fighter who has fought in a total of 28 matches, making his UFC debut on March 8, 2008. McGregor fought for the Cage Warriors in his first couple of fights. McGregor lost only two of his first six fights, and he would go on to have a huge winning streak after claiming the Featherweight Championship and Lightweight Championship in 2012. McGregor was then signed by the UFC in 2013.

By 2015, McGregor would not only defeat Chad Mendes, but he also defeated José Aldo in a record 13-second fight that would lead McGregor to the featherweight title. In 2016, McGregor fought against Nate Diaz and lost, snapping a 15-match winning streak. McGregor and Diaz would face each other again in August of 2016, and this time, McGregor beat Diaz.

By far one of McGregor’s most notable bouts came in 2017, when he campaigned extensively to participate in his first boxing match against the legendary Floyd Mayweather Jr. After months of intense negotiation and trash-talk, leading to a bombastic atmosphere, the two met on August 26, 2017. The match lasted 10 rounds, and ended in a TKO victory for Mayweather.

After a couple of years of dispute with the MMA, McGregor started fighting again and in 2019, McGregor beat Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, stating that he was retiring after the match. However, his retirement was short-lived, and in January of 2021, he faced Dustin Poirier in a rematch of a 2014 fight. McGregor lost his rematch with Poirier by TKO, the first knockout loss of his career. Months later, in July of 2021, McGregor and Poirier met for a third time. During that match, McGregor broke his tibia during an awkward backstep, forcing the match to once again end in a TKO after the ringside doctor called the fight.

While recovering from his injury against Poirier, McGregor announced that he would be coaching a team as part of the ESPN+ series The Ultimate Fighter. He is set to face off against his opposing team coach, Michael Chandler, at the end of the show’s 2023 season.

Titles and Awards

Conor McGregor has won a number of awards and titles in his career. In his early career, McGregor won two CWFC Featherweight Championships. Later in his career, McGregor won a UFC Featherweight Championship, a UFC Interim Featherweight Championship, and a UFC Lightweight Championship. His  full list of championship wins is as follows:

  • One-time Interim UFC Featherweight Championship
  • One-time UFC Featherweight Championship
  • One-time UFC Lightweight Championship
  • Two-time Fight of the Night (vs. Nate Diaz)
  • One-time Knockout of the Night (vs. Marcus Brimage)
  • Seven-time Performance of the Night
  • One-time CWFC Featherweight Championship
  • One-time CWFC Lightweight Championship

Among his many accomplishments, McGregor is the first Irish-born UFC Champion. When McGregor fought Jose Aldo, he won the Fastest Title Fight Award when he won in 13 seconds. He also has won the most consecutive Performance of the Night Awards, with five straight wins. He has the most knockouts in Featherweight Division history, and is tied for the second-most Performance of the Night Awards in UFC history. When he knocked out Donald Cerrone in 2020 at UFC 246, McGregor became the first fighter to achieve knockout finishes in the welterweight, lightweight, and featherweight divisions.

Personal Life

Conor McGregor is currently engaged to Dee Devlin, whom he has been dating since 2008. The couple have three children together, and met when McGregor was only 19 years old. McGregor has two sisters, Erin and Aoife. In Reykjavik, Iceland, McGregor trains with UFC fighter Gunnar Nelson at Mjolnir gym.

McGregor has been in the media several times throughout his UFC career, both for good things and bad. McGregor addressed the United States Congress on September 20, 2017 to plead for the legal protection of MMA fighters in the country. McGregor has been arrested and has faced legal trouble in his career. In 2018, McGregor was charged with three counts of assault in an incident that occurred involving a bus. McGregor threw metal objects at a bus carrying people he had a dispute with. In 2017, McGregor starred in a documentary film called Conor McGregor: Notorious. As of 2022, he was cast to star in a remake of the 1989 film Road House, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal.

Fun Facts

  • McGregor has the fastest UFC Title win in history. He knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to win the UFC Featherweight Championship.
  • He was on welfare at the beginning of his career. McGregor used this to fuel him through his career as he is now worth over $200 million.
  • Conor McGregor was often bullied as a child. He was a small, underdeveloped child and a lot of people picked on him at school. Bullying is what drove McGregor to become a fighter and to defend himself. He started training for MMA and he used this bullying to fuel him. McGregor now is an advocate against bullying and he does speeches to help stop bullying.
  • McGregor is one of only a few UFC fighters to compete at multiple weight classes during his career. To face different opponents, he has variously competed at featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight.
  • He worked as a plumber before becoming a full-time fighter, but his love of fighting won out.
  • In Ireland, McGregor was a youth boxing champion.
  • McGregor’s 2017 defeat by Floyd Mayweather was his first and only professional boxing match.
  • McGregor is a Catholic.


What is Conor McGregor’s net worth?

Conor McGregor is a UFC fighter with a net worth of roughly $200 million. McGregor began his career in 2008 and started his career on welfare. He has now made several endorsement deals and has won many matches that have earned him large sums of money. For example, in 2019, McGregor defeated Donald Cerrone and made $30 million.

How many matches has Conor McGregor won?

Conor McGregor has won 22 UFC matches. UFC is a sport in which fighters engage one another in Mixed Martial Arts. McGregor has fought 28 UFC matches in total. He has won 19 matches based on knockout, one match based on submission, and two matches were decided by the judges decision. McGregor has only lost four UFC matches by submission.

Is Conor McGregor married?

Conor McGregor is not currently married. He is engaged to Dee Devlin, also from Ireland, and the couple has been together since McGregor was 19 years old. They have three children.