Conor Mcgregor’s Fighting Career


Conor Mcgregor was one of the best fighters in the UFC, every other thing he’s done is controversial, like breaking his hand punching a dumpster, disrespecting Muslims, and punching old men. In this blog, I’ll be talking about his fights and fighting accomplishments.

Pre UFC

Conor Mcgregor made his amateur MMA debut on February 17, 2007, against Kieran Campbell. He made quick work of him when he TKO’d him in the first round. After this fight, he began to train with John Kavanaugh who is still his coach to this day. Mcgregor went on to make his pro-MMA debut on March 8, 2008, against Gary Morris. He went on to TKO Gary Morris in the second round. He went 12-2 to begin his early MMA fights, in that span, he beat the Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion and the Lightweight Champion to become the 2 divisional champion.

UFC

After becoming a 2 divisional champion, it caught the eyes of UFC President Dana White. Dana White gave him a multi-fight contract in 2013. In April 2013, Conor made his UFC debut against Marcus Brimmage which he won in a little over a minute. His next fight was against Max Holloway where he showed his wrestling skills. In that fight, he was forced to wrestle due to tearing his ACL, he won the fight via unanimous decision. Only in his third fight, he headline his first fight night card against Diego Brandao. He defeated Brandao flawlessly in the last minute of the first round. He went on to defeat Dustin Poirier and Dennis Siver to earn his shot at the championship. He was scheduled to fight Jose Aldo in July 2015, but unfortunately, Jose Aldo suffered a rib injury which put him out of the fight, an Interim Featherweight Championship was to be made. The interim championship was for Conor Mcgregor and top contender Chad Mendes. Despite being taken down quite a lot, Mcgregor continued to stand up and land clean kicks to the body which gassed Mendes. He TKO’d Chad Mendes just before the end of the second round to win his opportunity to get the Interim featherweight belt. He got scheduled to fight Jose Aldo again in December. The build-up to this fight was amazing, and it was backed up by the Mystic Mac who stopped the unstoppable Featherweight Champion in just 13 seconds with one punch. After that fight, he wanted to be a double champion again in the UFC. He was scheduled to fight Rafael Dos Anjos but RDA suffered a broken foot. With Mcgregor always wanting to fight, Nate Diaz stepped in for RDA. The fight took place at welterweight, which was a mistake for Mcgregor. On March 5th, 2016, Conor Mcgregor had his first loss in the UFC via submission. Mcgregor was rocked multiple times and extremely gassed, he shot for a takedown which Nate Diaz stuffed and turned into a rear-naked choke. He accepted defeat and got his rematch at UFC 202. This fight was one of the best fights that year, there was blood splattered all over them, going back and forth with their words, and also going back and forth with their fists. Conor won the fight via majority decision. Mcgregor sold the most PPVs with 1.6 million buys. He got his chance to become a 2 divisional champ against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. He had his best performance ever in this fight, he knocked Eddie down 3 times in 2 rounds. He outstruck Alvarez easily to earn the win via knockout. Conor Mcgregor became the only person in the UFC to have 2 belts in different weight classes at the same time. A couple months later, Conor’s Featherweight belt was stripped. Being the most famous UFC fighter, Conor Mcgregor called out Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match. The fight was signed and official, they were set to fight on August 26th, 2017. This was easily the biggest fight in fighting history, they sold over 4 million PPV buys. Despite being TKO’d in the tenth round, he made bank, he made an estimated amount of 100 million dollars. Conor returned a year later to fight the undefeated Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Conor McGregor was basically dominated for 4 rounds where he had been choked out. He made his comeback 2 years later against a washed-up Donald Cerrone at welterweight. He made quick work of him TKO’ing him in 40 seconds of the first round. A year later, he faced off against Dustin Poirier for the second time at UFC 257. It went well for Mcgregor until the second round when Dustin destroyed his legs and became the first person to knock out Conor Mcgregor. The score was now 1-1 between them. At UFC 264, unfortunate things happened to Conor Mcgregor. He looked aggressive in the first minute of the fight, which was until he was getting pieced up and decided to clinch. In the clinch, he pulled guard on a guillotine which was a huge mistake, he was now being controlled on the bottom with elbows raining down on him. He threw upkicks to try to get up, he was illegally cuffing Dustin Poirier’s glove which made Dustin move away. Unfortunately, when they stood up, Conor broke his leg and fractured his tibia and fibula. He aims to return this year in summer or late fall.

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