5 Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Conor McGregor

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.

McGregor Likes To
Play Football (Soccer)

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. 

Was Already A Two-Division Champion

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.

The Richest UFC Fighter

'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.

Fastest Victory In A UFC Title Fight

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.

He Was A Plumber

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.

‘If He Was A Fighter, He’d Never Give Up’- Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals How Dana White Has Still Been Calling Him

‘I Would Love To’- Julia Avila Ready To Pay Daniel Cormier For Getting Blood on His Suit

‘MMA Lacks Intellectuals’- Khabib Nurmagomedov Opens Up on Fighters’ Psyche

Read More