Irish man Conor McGregor – The Notorious
One of the most influential person in the area MMA over the last few years is Conor McGregor nicknamed The Notorious. He was training to become a plumber before pursuing his career in MMA. Conor aged 29 was born in Dublin and has a huge social media fanbase. As of October 2017, his Twitter page has over 6.5M followers, while his Instagram has some 20.7M followers.
In his youth Conor competed in boxing and won an Irish Amateur Championship. Conor made his first appearance in UFC in April 2013 after having trained in Boxing, Karate, Kickboxing as well as many other contact sports. He was the first Irish person to register a win with the UFC after winning the fight in just 67 seconds.
Conor became more noticed after he knocked out Diego Brandao on UFC Fight Night Dublin in July 2014. McGregor won 13 fights in succession from 2011 to 2015. His fight against Mendes in 2015 saw over 3000 fans head to Las Vegas for the fight. He won this fight in the second round with a knock out.
In 2017 McGregor faced Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match in Las Vegas. Clearly one of the most anticipated of the year especially for the Irish fans. It sold 6.7 million pay per views breaking the PPV record. Unfortunately Conor was defeated in the 10th round with technical knockout. To date Conor has 18 wins by knockout and 1 by submission. He has won 17 of his last 18 fights with 13 first round finishes.
Conor McGregor – The Notorious
November 1st 2017 will see the release of his movie which tells the story of his rise to victory. His movie will be screened in 250 cinemas across Ireland and the UK with an exclusive live interview from Conor himself. If you would like to follow Conor on social media, I have included links to his account below.