‘I Love It’- Conor McGregor Shares Moments From Illustrious Career

Published 03/22/2021, 1:15 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Conor McGregor is one of the most (no pun intended) notorious fighters in UFC history. While his record isn’t as pristine as some other titans of the sport, Conor’s impact has been immeasurable.

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Nobody can give Conor enough credit for bringing the number of fans he has into the sport. However, people will always gauge his long-term legacy inside the cage.

Conor didn’t become the biggest star in the sport by not impressing in the cage. He blitzed through the Featherweight division and became champion. He never lost a fight at the 145-pound weight class.

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However, he then moved up to Lightweight to become the Lightweight Champion. He has also had super-fights at Welterweight. He listed his stints at the 3 weight classes in a recent post on social media.

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As far as his career is concerned, Conor will know best, and it shows here. This is very self-aware of Conor, as there is little to argue with here. His performance over Eddie Alvarez was possibly his finest, he never lost a bout at 145, and Welterweight was where he always looked his healthiest. But, as Conor opined, what does it mean?

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Conor McGregor is going to be a fixture of combat sports for the next few years as well. For all we know, he hasn’t even hit his prime yet. Mcgregor will rematch Dustin Poirier this year.

A win there could reset the trajectory that the Irishman has been on with his big losses at Lightweight. Alvarez may have been his best performance, but his other two bouts were losses.

LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 04: Conor McGregor poses for cameras following a press conference for UFC 229 at Park Theater at Park MGM on October 04, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his title at UFC 229 on October 06 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

One could argue that ‘The Notorious’ one’s best performance came against Donald Cerrone. That is the best McGregor has looked physically heading into a fight. He put Cerrone away quickly in what was an absolute masterclass.

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But it will always be hard to top the rise through 145. The energy around McGregor back then was palpable. Everyone knew that they were watching the makings of a mega-star in the flesh.

While his popularity has alienated some of those hardcore fans that supported him, he has ensured that the sport is talked about worldwide. That is easily the greatest achievement of his career.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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