Top 5 Most Iconic Hairstyles of ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor

Published 06/28/2021, 11:47 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor of Ireland reacts to his win over Donald Cerrone in their welterweight fight during the UFC 246 event at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


When it comes to the most stylish fighter on the UFC roster, it’s hard to deny that Conor McGregor’s name doesn’t come to mind. Whether it be arriving at the arena in a supercar or sporting the best suits, McGregor delivers. Every time he gets ready to fight, fans immediately know that they are in for a show.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

A pivotal part of Conor McGregor’s ensemble is the haircuts that he is seen sporting before his fights. The MMA community has come to define various moments in McGregor’s illustrious career through the fresh cuts he’s pulled off through the years. Let’s take a look at some of the most iconic haircuts that Conor McGregor has flaunted in the past.

Also Read: Stephen Thompson’s Love Life- Is ‘Wonderboy’ Single?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

5. UFC 189: Conor McGregor vs Chad Mendes

The Irishman’s long, somewhat unruly hair in his fight against Chad Mendes is something fans cannot forget. The imagery of that fight lives on in the minds of fans. Chiefly, his hair strewn over his face made for some iconic photography.

His post-fight speech in the cage after winning the interim featherweight title was one of the last times fans saw this timeless look.

4. UFC 202: McGregor vs Nate Diaz 2

Much was made about McGregor’s rematch against Nate as he was beaten in the UFC for the first time when they met at UFC 196. The headlines were jam-packed with how McGregor was completely dialed in and focused on the fight. His buzz-cut look was indicative of his stoic demeanor, and it was clear that McGregor meant business.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 20: (L-R) Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor of Ireland embrace after finishing five rounds in their welterweight bout during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

3. UFC 205: McGregor vs Eddie Alvarez

When challenging for his second UFC title, Conor McGregor was seen with a clean fade with hair of moderate length. This was a considerable change from the last time fans saw him at UFC 202 when he fought Nate Diaz.

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Eddie Alvarez of the United States (right) fights against Conor McGregor of Ireland in their lightweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Considering the quick turn around it was surprising to see McGregor looking completely different from his previous outing. However, such occurrences have fueled the idea amongst the MMA community that McGregor’s haircut predicts the outcome of the fight.

2. UFC 257: McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2

The aforementioned scrap is where ‘Motivated McGregor’ was truly actualized amongst fans and his look had something to do with it. Conor McGregor decided to go with a clean shaved head that was quite different from his earlier buzz cut.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland reacts after his TKO loss to 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)

McGregor took to social media and shared his current look with fans and it seems as though he’s keeping things short for the trilogy.

1. UFC 246: McGregor vs Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone’

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

McGregor was returning to action since losing his belt to Khabib Nurmagomedov and fans were awaiting his return. McGregor showed up to fight week with a slicked-back haircut that is considered by many to be his most stylish. Whether it be at press conferences or in his octagon interview, McGregor’s look took off.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor (R) fights Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout during UFC246 at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by first-round TKO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Since then, McGregor has opted for a buzz-cut look and has maintained a shorter hair length to this day. However, his aura during fight week, sporting a retro slicked back look, is something that has become iconic.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Read this story: Top 5 Biggest Rivalries in the History of the UFC 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Darryl Pinto

1792 articles

Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

essentiallysports's Stories