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Conor McGregor: Everything You Need To Know About the UFC Star

Conor McGregor is someone that needs no introduction. The Irishman has managed to create his own legendary status in the Combat Sports World and despite his popularity; there are many queries that are usually asked about him. In this article, we will be taking a look at those queries and their answers.

Conor McGregor Net Worth

The Net worth of Conor McGregor as per Forbes is $180 Million Dollars or more than 1335 Crore Indian Rupees. He was the highest-paid athlete for the year 2021 as per Forbes as he had more earnings than Football superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Conor had a net worth of $180 million dollars in 2021, which corresponds to roughly 1326 crore Indian rupees, according to Forbes. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Argentina earned $130 million, while Cristiano Ronaldo earned $120 million. Dak Prescott, who finished fourth, earned $97.5 million in net earnings, followed by LeBron James, who earned $96.5 million.

According to Forbes, Conor McGregor's net worth is divided into two categories: money made inside the cage and money earned outside the cage. Incredibly, McGregor earned $22 million inside the cage for his lone battle against Dustin Poirier, which he lost.

Conor had a whopping $158 million in outside-the-cage earnings, which was the main reason for him being ranked first on Forbes' list of the highest-paid sportsmen.

The Irishman received $8 million through endorsements and video game deals from the $158 million, while $150 million came from the sale of his controlling shares in Proper Twelve Whiskey to Proximo Spirits.

In other words, only 12% of McGregor's net earnings from 2021 came from his time in the cage, with the remaining 88 percent coming from his other business pursuits.

Conor McGregor Wife / Conor McGregor Girlfriend

Conor McGregor is engaged to his long-term girlfriend Dee Devlin. Dee Devlin, his fiancée, and he have been together since 2008. Conor Jr, Croa, and Ran are their three children.

McGregor and Dee Devlin first met in 2008, when Conor was a 19-year-old teenager dreaming of being a champion MMA fighter.

Conor McGregor spotted Dee in a nightclub not long after quitting his plumbing trade to pursue his mixed martial arts passion full-time. He had seen her previously, but this was the first time he had actually addressed her. He confessed that this was the start of their love story.

Conor McGregor Twitter and Conor McGregor Instagram

Conor McGregor is on Twitter and Instagram as @TheNotoriousMMA. He has been quite an active name on social media platforms and often tweets out about a string of topics. Conor is also known for creating headlines with his Tweets which range from his fight preparations to his Proper 12 business and much more.

Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier

The rivalry with Dustin Poirier has been one of the highlights of Conor’s career. The first fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier happened back on 28 September 2014 at UFC 178. It was the Irishman that won the fight back then when he secured a first-round TKO win over Dustin.

The second fight between these two happened back in UFC 257 in 24 January 2021. Dustin Poirier emerged victorious this time around with a second-round TKO. The third Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier fight happened at UFC 264 and saw Dustin picking up a win after Conor broke his leg at the end of the first-round.

Conor McGregor height and Conor McGregor weight

Conor McGregor is 1.75 Meters tall which also translates to 5ft 9 inches. Conor McGregor has fought in three different weight classes. He fought in the Featherweight division which has a limit of 145 pounds, the UFC Lightweight division which has a limit of 155 pounds, and the UFC Welterweight division which has a limit of 170 pounds. He has won the titles in the Featherweight and Lightweight divisions as well.

Conor McGregor Whiskey

McGregor debuted Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey in Ireland and the United States in September 2018. The whiskey is named after McGregor's childhood neighborhood of Crumlin in Dublin 12.

McGregor stated in late 2018 that the brand has sold "hundreds of thousands" of bottles since its inception and that restocking in the United States and Ireland was planned for December 2018. In 2019, McGregor revealed that the brand will be available in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and Canada.

McGregor and his business partners sold their controlling ownership in the company to Proximo Spirits, which had previously held a 49 percent stake, for a reported $600 million in 2021.

Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Just like the Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier rivalry, the rivalry between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor is an iconic one. Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov have only fought once. The fight between these two happened back in UFC 229 at Las Vegas, Nevada on 6 October 2018. The fight was for the UFC Lightweight championship and Khabib Nurmagomedov ended up winning it with a fourth-round submission via neck crank.

Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz have been involved in two fights as of writing. The first fight between these two happened back in 5 March 2016 at UFC 196. Nate Diaz took up the fight with Conor on short notice after Rafael Dos Anjos had to pull out of the originally scheduled fight with Conor due to an injury. In the first fight, Nate managed to submit McGregor with a rear-naked choke in the second round and handed the first loss in the UFC for the Irishman.

In the second Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz Fight, it was Conor that emerged victoriously. After three rounds of action at UFC 202 on 20 August 2016, Conor McGregor was declared the winner via a Majority Decision.

Conor McGregor Quotes

Conor McGregor has been the owner of some iconic quotes and you can see some of them below.

  • “I am cocky in prediction. I am confident in preparation, but I am always humble in victory or defeat."
  • “These custom-made suits aren’t cheap. This solid gold pocket watch, three people died making this watch. I need to put people away. I need those big fights. I’m going to end up in debt pretty fast."
  • “Trash talk? Smack talk? This is an American term that makes me laugh. I simply speak the truth. I'm an Irish man."
  • "I fear no man. If you breathe oxygen, I do not fear you."
  • “The only weight I give a f--- about is the weight of them checks and my checks are always super heavyweight.”
  • “I own this town, I own Rio de Janeiro, so for him to say that he is the king and I am the joker, if this was a different time, I would invade his favela on horseback, and would kill anyone who wasn’t fit to work. But we’re in a new time, so I’ll whoop his ass instead.”
  • "There are two things I really like to do and that's whoop ass and look good. I'm doing one of them right now and on Saturday night, I'm doing the other."
  • “Doubt is only removed by action. If you’re not working then that’s where doubt comes in.”
  • “I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing. Keep proving people wrong and proving myself right.”
  • “I was always a dreamer, and my first ambition was to be a footballer. I’d be out in the field doing drills after it got dark at night. So I had that passion to get somewhere and a drive to do something. I did love football and was always more into playing it than watching it. When I found combat sport, however, it just took over. It’s non-stop now.”
  • “We’re not just here to take part. We’re here to take over.”
  • “I believe in myself so much that nothing is going to stop me.”
  • “I’m going to the stars and then past them.”
  • “There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that’s that. I am not talented, I am obsessed.”

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