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How rich is Conor McGregor?

Name: Conor Anthony McGregor

Born: Dublin, Ireland

Occupation: Mixed martial artist

Conor McGregor, fair use
Conor McGregor, fair use

Conor McGregor was born on July 14, 1988 in Dublin, Ireland. Raised in the South Dublin suburb of Crumlin, he is the son of Margaret and Tony McGregor.

In primary and secondary school in Colaiste de hide in Tallaght, he attended a Gaelscoil and Gaelcholaiste. This is where he started to become passionate for playing association football. Even in his youth, he played football for the Lourdes Celtic Football Club. After moving to West Dublin, he started a plumbing apprenticeship and began to learn about mixed martial arts in his spare time.

Conor has been romantically connected to Dee Devlin (2016). The couple have been together for more than eight years.

His journey into the world of fighting began when he was just 12 years old. Conor started to box at the Crumlin Boxing Club under Phil Sutcliffe, a two-time Olympian, and trained with Jamie Kavanagh and Dean Byrne. Conor became an All-Ireland champion at a young level. Soon after, however, he turned his attention to mixed martial arts at 16 years of age. Conor learned his trade at the Celtic Warrior Gym.

At just 18, Conor made his MMA debut at the Irish Ring of Truth against Ciaran Campbell in Dublin. He was victorious in his debut through a technical knockout (TKO) in the first round. Conor went professional after the fight and signed with the Irish Cage of Truth. A year later, he commenced training at the Straight Blast Gym under head coach John Kavanagh. He had five more years of fights in Ireland before he was signed by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

In early 2013, it was announced by UFC that it had signed Conor to a multi-fight deal. A couple of months after the announcement, Conor made his UFC debut against Marcus Brimage and was declared the winner through a TKO after only a minute in the first round. He fought again a few months later, in which he was victorious, but he suffered an injury and was kept on the sidelines for 10 months. It was in July 2014 that he would return and face off against Diego Brandao, and was again the winner via TKO in the first round. Later, he would go on to win the Featherweight Championship.

Conor would suffer his very first loss in UFC in March 2016 against Nate Diaz.

Conor shocked the MMA world when he announced his retirement on Twitter – it would then amplify when the UFC pulled him from UFC 200. There were even talks that Conor would sign with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Conor would soon admit that he was not retired and it was just a publicity stunt.

We estimate that Conor McGregor’s net worth is $10 million (2016).

So how much is $10 million really?

Conor is currently one of the wealthiest UFC fighters around today.

$10 million could buy you more than 5,000 front-row tickets to UFC pay-per-views (PPVs). $10 million could also buy you 20,000 replica UFC Championship belts.

 

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