Conor Anthony McGregor is a trained mixed martial artist from Ireland. He was a former featherweight and lightweight double champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the first UFC fighter to simultaneously hold titles in two weight divisions.
He was formerly the lightweight and featherweight champion of Cage Warriors. He is currently rated #12 in the UFC lightweight standings as of 27 June 2022.
Conor McGregor Early Years
On July 14, 1988, in the Irish town of Crumlin, Conor Anthony McGregor was born. He excelled in sports as a child, especially soccer, but at the age of 12, he joined a boxing club and began training. When Conor was 17 years old and starting his career as a plumber, that was in 2006. Through this work, he met UFC fighter Tom Egan, who introduced him to the game. Egan and McGregor soon began exercising together.
Before training with John Kavanagh and his staff at SBG Ireland, the first Irishman to receive a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, McGregor initially learnt to box. He also trained in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Capoeira, and Kickboxing before turning pro in MMA.
Conor McGregor Career
When Conor was 18 years old, he made his MMA debut, and his mixed martial arts career officially began. He defeated Kieran Campbell in his first amateur fight by TKO, and Irish Cage of Truth Promotions signed him as a result.
His professional fighting career officially began at this point. Before receiving a deal to compete in the UFC, McGregor battled professionally for five years. 2013 saw him defeat Marcus Brimage in his UFC debut, which he won.
Being one of just three fighters to have won titles in several weight classes since then, McGregor has grown to be a true UFC phenomenon. And he is currently the richest MMA fighter in the world following a huge payment in 2017 for his professional boxing debut against Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.
Mcgregor has devoted his entire professional life to perfecting his craft and expanding his skill set. Visit our fitness website, Jacked Gorilla, to view Conor Mcgregor’s exercise programme.
Conor McGregor’s Net Worth
Conor McGregor, an Irish professional fighter, is currently estimated to be worth $200 million. Conor earned around $100 million from his fight with Floyd Mayweather in August 2017, $50 million from his match with Khabib in October 2018, and an estimated $200 million (before taxes) from the sale of his whiskey company Proper No. Twelve in April 2021, among other earnings.
Conor McGregor UFC
A year later, at the age of 18, UFC Conor competed in his first amateur mixed martial arts match. He prevailed through first-round TKO in his debut bout. Conor was living on welfare in Ireland and receiving $235 a week from the government just a few weeks before his first mixed martial arts battle because he was that destitute.
The UFC claimed that McGregor had signed a contract for more than one fight in February 2013. He was the second boxer from the Republic of Ireland to compete for the organisation at the time. Tom Egan, a welterweight, was the first.
On April 6, 2013, McGregor faced Marcus Brimage in his debut match in the UFC. Only a little over a minute into the first round, he TKO’d his way to victory. For this victory, McGregor also received his first Knockout of the Night trophy.
McGregor is a wide-stance striker who has also successfully adapted to a variety of other fighting philosophies in order to rise to the top 10. His quick straight-arm left jab is allegedly his greatest move. McGregor has a remarkable climb for a UFC fighter who was born outside of the United States.
How Much Does He Earn From UFC?
Conor defeated Chad Mendes at UFC 189 on July 11, 2015, earning $5 million. Conor defeated Jose Aldo on December 11, 2015, winning in 13 seconds and reportedly earning $12 million. People claim that Conor earned at least $10 million and possibly as much as $15 million during his fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 196 on March 5, 2016.
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He earned $25 million, according to reports, when he battled Nate Diaz one more at UFC 202. He earned nearly $7 million for his fight against Eddie Alvarez in November 2016. He defeated Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018 and earned nearly $50 million.
About $115 million has been made by the UFC so far, which includes Khabib’s $50 million winnings.
Conor’s long-awaited return to the UFC finally materialised on January 18, 2020, when he triumphed over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. A UFC record at the time, $5 million had been guaranteed to Conor for the contest. He has claimed in interviews that he might earn more than $80 million from the Cerrone fight if Pay Per View sales are successful. Cerrone was promised $2 million if he showed up.
On January 23, 2021, Dustin Poirier defeated Conor. Once more, $5 million was promised to Conor. Conor lost out on a large payout in the future because it prevented him from facing Khabib Nurmagomedov in another contest.
Floyd Mayweather’s Money From Fights
On August 26, 2017, Conor faced Floyd Mayweather in a boxing ring as opposed to an MMA cage. Mayweather had never earlier suffered a defeat. With 4.3 million viewers, the bout was one of the most financially successful pay-per-view events ever.
Conor’s guarantees, product royalties, concessions, and bonuses totaled nearly $100 million at that point. After the Floyd Mayweather fight, Conor’s net worth was $85 million, assuming he lost half of his profits to taxes.
Conor also made roughly $14 million between June 2017 and June 2018 from endorsement deals with businesses like Burger King, Beats by Dre, and Anheuser-Busch.
Conor would have had the opportunity to win even more money in a rematch if, against all odds, he had defeated Mayweather. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume that he might have requested at least half of the proceeds from a potential fight. That might have earned $200 million to $300 million in theory.
On September 20, 2018, Conor made the announcement that he had signed an 8-fight contract with the UFC. Although the specifics of the transaction have not been made public, it is most likely to be worth at least $200 million.
Conor McGregor Retirement?
On March 25, 2019, Conor posted a mystery tweet in which he announced his decision to give up MMA combat in order to concentrate on his new ventures, such as his Proper 12 whiskey line. If he truly retires from boxing, his career earnings will total roughly $235 million.
With a net worth of $200 million, Conor McGregor is the richest MMA fighter in the world despite having lost to Floyd Mayweather in his professional boxing debut.