Conor Anthony McGregor is an Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer. He is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is presently the UFC Lightweight Champion and former UFC Featherweight Champion. McGregor is 2nd on the UFC’s pound for pound rankings. He is the only fighter to be champion in two UFC divisions simultaneously: he defeated former featherweight champion José Aldo at UFC 194 in 13 seconds, which is the fastest UFC title fight victory, and won the UFC lightweight belt against former champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.
He started his mixed martial arts (MMA) career in 2008, and within a few years he won two titles—Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Championships, which he held simultaneously before he vacated them to sign with UFC.
He is known for being the biggest pay-per-view draw in MMA history, having headlined four out of the six highest-selling UFC pay-per-view events and he lives an extravagant lifestyle. His headline bout with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 drew 1.65 million PPV buys, the most ever for an MMA event. In 2016, he got into the Forbes top 100 highest paid athletes list—the first MMA fighter to do so—and ranked 85th in the list. McGregor is also known for the numerous tattoos that adorn his body. He says he received his first tattoo of Arabic writing on his left heel at age 20 after a night of drinking.
Conor McGregor has many feathers in his cap. He has won several championships like the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship, CWFC Featherweight Championship, CWFC Lightweight Championship, and Ultimate Fighting Championship. With UFC, he has claimed UFC Featherweight Championship, UFC Lightweight Championship, and more. Besides innumerable Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night, and Performance of the Night awards, he was the Sherdog Fighter of the Year in 2015 and 2016.
McGregor made his debut on Ireland’s Sunday Independent rich list in January 2018 with a net worth of €140 million (~$170 million). That placed him 111th overall among his country’s wealthiest citizens.