101 Facts About Conor McGregor

1. Conor McGregor had a wall in his apartment that he'd wake up and kick, punch, and jab—anything to get practice.

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2. Conor McGregor loves the name as much as he loves studying the predator's moves and, honestly, "The Celtic Tiger" is a very clever play on "The Boom" the Dubliner brings.

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3. Conor McGregor is one of the most decorated UFC fighters of all time and is known for his arrogant on-stage persona.

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4. Conor McGregor will serve as the face of the company, which became the UFC's official betting and wagering partner across the EMEA in 2018.

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5. In February 2019, Conor McGregor signed a two-year personal endorsement deal with international sports betting operator Parimatch across the Commonwealth of Independent States region and Cyprus.

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6. Conor McGregor opened as a—400 favourite, his third-highest opening behind his fights with Dennis Siver and Diego Brandao, and was widely expected to best Diaz during the contest.

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7. Conor McGregor knocked out Aldo in 13 seconds to claim the UFC featherweight title.

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8. Conor McGregor has had gold strapped around his waist before UFC 194.

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9. Conor McGregor has only fought in seven UFC fights, yet he is carving his name into the promotion's history book.

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10. Conor McGregor often says that a lot of his success in the Octagon can be attributed to visualization techniques.

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11. Conor McGregor finished Doherty in a whopping four seconds with two hits, and he delivered one last punch before the ref broke them up.

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12. Conor McGregor is no stranger to receiving an intense injury during a fight.

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13. Conor McGregor had a wall in his apartment that he'd wake up and kick, punch, and jab—anything to get practice.

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14. Conor McGregor loves the name as much as he loves studying the predator's moves and, honestly, "The Celtic Tiger" is a very clever play on "The Boom" the Dubliner brings.

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15. Conor McGregor opened as a—400 favourite, his third-highest opening behind his fights with Dennis Siver and Diego Brandao, and was widely expected to best Diaz during the contest.

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16. Conor McGregor loves the name as much as he loves studying the predator's moves and, honestly, "The Celtic Tiger" is a very clever play on "The Boom" the Dubliner brings.

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17. Conor McGregor opened as a—400 favourite, his third-highest opening behind his fights with Dennis Siver and Diego Brandao, and was widely expected to best Diaz during the contest.

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18. Conor McGregor loves the name as much as he loves studying the predator's moves and, honestly, "The Celtic Tiger" is a very clever play on "The Boom" the Dubliner brings.

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19. In late 2018, Conor McGregor said that the brand had sold "hundreds of thousands" of bottles since the its launch, and plans were to restock in the United States and Ireland in December 2018.

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20. Conor McGregor opened as a—400 favourite, his third-highest opening behind his fights with Dennis Siver and Diego Brandao, and was widely expected to best Diaz during the contest.

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21. Conor McGregor loves the name as much as he loves studying the predator's moves and, honestly, "The Celtic Tiger" is a very clever play on "The Boom" the Dubliner brings.

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22. Conor McGregor took to Twitter to talk about the passionate Brazilian crowd and how he still wants to fight there one day.

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23. Conor McGregor still dreams of fighting in Brazil one day and former opponent Jose Aldo would gladly serve as the welcoming committee.

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24. Conor McGregor ended Aldo's long reign atop the 145-pound division in December 2015 when he knocked out Aldo in 13 seconds.

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25. Conor McGregor went on to knock out Aldo in 13 seconds to claim the UFC featherweight title, and the rest is history.

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26. Conor McGregor opened as a—400 favourite, his third-highest opening behind his fights with Dennis Siver and Diego Brandao, and was widely expected to best Diaz during the contest.

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27. Conor McGregor loves the name as much as he loves studying the predator's moves and, honestly, "The Celtic Tiger" is a very clever play on "The Boom" the Dubliner brings.

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28. Conor McGregor opened as a—400 favourite, his third-highest opening behind his fights with Dennis Siver and Diego Brandao, and was widely expected to best Diaz during the contest.

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29. Conor McGregor loves the name as much as he loves studying the predator's moves and, honestly, "The Celtic Tiger" is a very clever play on "The Boom" the Dubliner brings.

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30. Conor McGregor opened as a—400 favourite, his third-highest opening behind his fights with Dennis Siver and Diego Brandao, and was widely expected to best Diaz during the contest.

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31. Conor McGregor loves the name as much as he loves studying the predator's moves and, honestly, "The Celtic Tiger" is a very clever play on "The Boom" the Dubliner brings.

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32. Conor McGregor opened as a—400 favourite, his third-highest opening behind his fights with Dennis Siver and Diego Brandao, and was widely expected to best Diaz during the contest.

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33. Conor McGregor loves the name as much as he loves studying the predator's moves and, honestly, "The Celtic Tiger" is a very clever play on "The Boom" the Dubliner brings.

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34. Conor McGregor recently has flirted with the idea of fighting veteran Donald Cerrone, who successfully made his return to lightweight earlier this month.

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35. Conor McGregor clearly is pleased with the result of the UFC 229 suspensions.

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36. Conor McGregor opened as a—400 favourite, his third-highest opening behind his fights with Dennis Siver and Diego Brandao, and was widely expected to best Diaz during the contest.

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37. Conor McGregor made his professional debut on March 8, 2008, for the London-based promotion Cage Warriors, winning by TKO.

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38. Conor McGregor has trained in a variety of disciplines, including Capoeira, Tae Kwon Do and Karate, and holds a brown belt with the grappling techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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39. Conor McGregor would bounce back and go on to win two titles in the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship, eventually earning a contract with the UFC in 2013.

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40. Conor McGregor is known for his ability to knock out opponents.

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41. Conor McGregor added his own unique spin to the photo that eventually ended up on the cover of the magazine by throwing out his left hand in what seems to be the famous money gesture often attributed to Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.

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42. Conor McGregor has an ability to trash talk on the microphone that rivals the best promos of the biggest WWE superstars.

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43. Conor McGregor is an interesting person and a student of the sport.

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44. Conor McGregor is confident to say the least, and during an interview on The Jim Rome Show ahead of UFC 189, UFC president Dana White shared an interesting story about exactly how confident McGregor is.

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45. Conor McGregor is a true rags to riches story, going from welfare to a UFC featherweight title fight with a back pocket full of corporate sponsors.

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46. Conor McGregor has had his sights set on UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo before he even stepped into the UFC.

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47. Conor McGregor is establishing himself as one of the biggest and most popular stars in the UFC, but he still remains a polarizing figure in MMA with detractors and critics.

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48. Conor McGregor has become almost synonymous with flash and a lavish lifestyle.

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49. Conor McGregor is a world-class athlete on the brink of establishing himself as one of the most elite in the world.

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50. Conor McGregor is known through out the MMA community as a brash, arrogant loudmouth.

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51. Conor McGregor landed some solid strikes early on, even cutting Duffy open, but a take down led to a triangle-arm choke and McGregor tapped out just under 40 seconds into the fight.

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52. Conor McGregor was understandably overjoyed during the shoot and enjoyed handling the money.

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53. Conor McGregor appeared on the cover of UFC magazine behind a pile of money in front of a bank vault, an image that is a tribute to a Sports Illustrated cover of Ali.

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54. Conor McGregor says he studies the way the human body moves and flows and is obsessed with it.

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55. Conor McGregor predicted a win within the first four minutes of his fight against Aldo and his replacement Chad Mendes.

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56. Conor McGregor ultimately defeated Aldo at UFC 194, winning the undisputed title in stunning fashion.

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57. Conor McGregor has definitely earned the respect that he deserves and is touted to be the next UFC superstar.

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58. Conor McGregor has an estimated net worth of more than $50 million.

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59. Conor McGregor gets hurt on a regular basis, but that doesn't stop him from doing his best.

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60. Conor McGregor is studying animals, imitating their movements and straight up inking wildlife all over his body.

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61. Conor McGregor loves the name as much as he loves studying the predator's moves and, honestly, "The Celtic Tiger" is a very clever play on "The Boom" the Dubliner brings.

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62. Conor McGregor read the tea leaves and read Aldo like a book.

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63. Conor McGregor knocked Brimage out in 1:07, earning him Knockout of the Night and a $60,000 bonus along with it.

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64. Conor McGregor transitioned from boxing to MMA when he began sparring with his buddy, Tom Egan, who would go on to be the first Irish fighter to compete in the UFC.

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65. Conor McGregor starred as a forward, which should not come as a surprise considering his proclivity for finishing off his opponents with flair.

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66. Conor McGregor attempted to exit the octagon too, and threw a punch at a Nurmagomedov associate before being restrained.

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67. Conor McGregor will have the opportunity to make an emphatic return and lay claim to the next title shot.

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68. Conor McGregor was handed a six-month suspension and fined $50,000.

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69. Conor McGregor will be eligible to compete again on April 6, 2019.

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70. On 12 April 2018, Conor McGregor hired lawyer Bruce Mafeo of Cozen O'Connor to represent him in this matter.

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71. Conor McGregor was stopped by a commissioner and McGregor, agitated, slapped the commissioner's face.

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72. Conor McGregor charged towards Goddard, while he pushed and confronted Goddard in a wild melee, and checking on the downed Redmond and knocking him down while he was trying to get up.

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73. Conor McGregor was separated by referee Marc Goddard, as Goddard needed to verify if the knockout was before the bell, and to ensure lock down of the cage for medical staff to assess the health of the knocked out Redmond.

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74. Conor McGregor confirmed the brand will extend distribution to the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and Canada in 2019.

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75. In late 2018, Conor McGregor commented the brand had sold "hundreds of thousands" of bottles since the brand launch, and plans were to restock in the United States and Ireland in December 2018.

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76. Conor McGregor is thought to be speaking on behalf of extending the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act, which extends the rights of boxers, to MMA.

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77. Conor McGregor was warned a few times through the fight for hitting behind the head, but no points were deducted by referee Robert Byrd.

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78. Conor McGregor won the first round on all three judges' scorecards; the same case could have been made for the opening three rounds.

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79. Conor McGregor would eventually become an All-Ireland champion at youth level, but his attention began to turn towards other martial arts when he was about sixteen.

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80. Conor McGregor will almost always engage in trash talk and "psychological warfare" against his opponents, which has led to comparisons with Muhammad Ali, whom McGregor cites as one of his early inspirations.

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81. Conor McGregor is left handed and primarily fights out of the southpaw stance, but often switches to an orthodox stance.

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82. Conor McGregor is known mostly as a striker and prefers to fight standing up as opposed to on the ground.

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83. Conor McGregor lost the fight in the fourth round via a submission.

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84. Conor McGregor would spend the majority of his public appearances in early-2017 campaigning for a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.

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85. Conor McGregor defeated Alvarez by second-round technical knockout to win the UFC Lightweight Championship and become the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two different weight classes simultaneously.

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86. Conor McGregor tapped to the submission at 4:12 into the second round, forcing referee Herb Dean to intervene and stop the bout.

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87. Conor McGregor began to connect with significant combinations, until Diaz clinched and pushed McGregor to the fence, at 1:15.

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88. The first minute consisted of Conor McGregor showcasing a variety of kicks, before Diaz initiated a clinch, and forced McGregor to the cage.

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89. Conor McGregor opened as a—400 favourite, his third-highest opening behind his fights with Dennis Siver and Diego Brandao, and was widely expected to best Diaz during the contest.

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90. Conor McGregor criticised his opponent on numerous occasions throughout the press conference, stating "Rafael dos Anjos is a free TV fighter.

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91. Conor McGregor threw the first strike of the fight, a left cross which failed to connect.

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92. Conor McGregor implored everyone on the dais, from members of the 145-pound featherweight division to the 170-pound welterweight division, to "prepare for this fight, because I don't think [Aldo's] showing up.

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93. Conor McGregor began to land uppercuts, hooks, and the left cross, before sprawling to avoid Mendes's third takedown attempt of the second round, at 4:32.

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94. Conor McGregor opened the fight offensively, using a spinning back kick as soon as the bout began, before being taken down by Mendes.

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95. Conor McGregor was mostly successful in avoiding his opponent's attack after the first two minutes of the fight, as he would slip underneath any counter left hooks that Siver offered as McGregor stepped in to deliver his left cross.

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96. Conor McGregor fought Brandao in front of a loud, rowdy crowd of 9,500 at The O2 in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland.

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97. Conor McGregor was expected to face Andy Ogle on 17 August 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26, but Ogle pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Max Holloway.

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98. Conor McGregor is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight and lightweight champion.

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99. Conor McGregor has competed as a welterweight in mixed martial arts, and light middleweight in boxing.

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100. Conor McGregor has apologised after his Proper No Twelve blended Irish whiskey sold out in Ireland and the US.

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101. Conor McGregor is arguably the biggest star the UFC has ever seen.

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