“I Was Scared” – Conor McGregor, Father of 3, Unpretentiously Confessed Part of Childhood That He Didn’t Want His Kids to Face

Published 08/23/2022, 6:30 PM EDT

There is no doubt Conor McGregor is a global star and people want to click his pictures whenever a chance arises. However, the fighter roams around with his own full-time photographer. The reason behind it is quite sad.

After becoming a superstar in the world of MMA, the internet is filled with his pictures. Sadly, as revealed by him in 2021, he has a full-time photographer around him because he lost most of his childhood pictures years ago.


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‘The Notorious’ once shared snaps of 90-year-old May Gleeson on his Instagram account. Gleeson and her family lived across from the fighter’s childhood home in Crumlin, Dublin.

He thanked Gleeson and further wrote, “We lost all our family childhood photos many years ago, so there is not many of me or my family available anymore and that saddens me deeply, so to see some is always a real treat for me.”

“I attribute this as to why I have had a full time photographer and videographer around my family and my own life the last so many years.”


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Thus, while he lost his childhood pictures, the fighter doesn’t want to risk the same once again. He is afraid that he wouldn’t have anything to look back at.

 “It’s the sole reason I was able to do all those documentaries coming up because I was scared I would not have anything at all to look back on in years to come…”.

Thus, the father of three wants to have a lot of videos and pictures that he and his children can look back to.

Conor McGregor: His beginning in MMA

‘Mystic Mac’ is one of the most famous fighters in the UFC today. However, that was not the case when he started out. As reported by ‘Bleacher Report‘, his first ever professional MMA bout took place in a basketball gym. Nobody knew who he was and hence, he was on the undercard. McGregor jumped right in and knocked out his opponent.


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But the fighter began to gain recognition in Cage Warriors and the UFC. In the latter promotion, he has given some of the biggest fights.

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Thus, McGregor’s professional life too is well-preserved. With him making efforts to document his family and personal life too, his fans will surely have a lot to look back to as well; just like McGregor.


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What do you think about Conor McGregor’s career so far? Do you think he can become champion again?

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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