The decorated mixed martial artist, Conor McGregor, has transcended the sport, becoming an icon around the world. He has earned millions of fans thanks to his illustrious MMA journey. So, let's dive deeper and take a look at 5 surprising facts you didn't know about Conor McGregor.
As a kid, McGregor joined up with a local football club to play soccer after school to help him stay out of trouble. Which then led him to start getting fond of this sport.
Even before joining the UFC, McGregor was a two-division champion in Cage Warriors. He was the Cage Warriors featherweight and lightweight champion. Then he went on to repeat his history by becoming the two-division champion in the UFC.
'Mystic Mac' is the richest UFC fighter. His biggest paycheck in the UFC came from his rematch against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, where he earned a large sum of $5,020,000. Furthermore, McGregor earned $30,000,000 for his boxing match against Floyd Mayweather.
McGregor holds the record for the fastest title fight victory in UFC history. He made this record when he defeated Jose Also in 13 seconds for the UFC featherweight title at UFC 194.
Before his MMA glory in the UFC, McGregor used to work as a plumber. He quickly realized that his passion for fighting was too strong to ignore and gave up the trade.