Conor McGregor is, hands down, one of the most recognizable names in UFC history. The Irish fighter came from humble beginnings in Dublin, Ireland where he spent time as a plumber's apprentice before becoming the first UFC fighter to hold two championships simultaneously. Despite several "retirements" McGregor remains the fighter to beat for many UFC fighters. You might also be surprised that being tough and fit runs in the McGregor family, as his older sister was a bodybuilder and fitness model before going on to Dancing with the Stars fame. You'll even learn a little bit about his fighting career before the UFC, like when he tweeted Dana White back in 2012 or when he knocked out one opponent in four seconds. These facts and more just go to show what an interesting person Conor McGregor truly is in and out of the octagon.
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Went From Welfare To MillionaireVideo: YouTube
Just a few days before McGregor was to make his UFC debut in Sweden, he stopped on his way to the airport to pick up a social welfare payment. He then went on to win his first UFC fight against Marcus Brimage. The fight lasted one minute and seven seconds and garnered McGregor the $60,000 'Knockout of the Night' bonus. This was just the start of Conor McGregor's meteoric rise in the UFC.
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McGregor's Sister Is A Bodybuilder
The McGregor clan sure is tough. Erin McGregor, Conor's older sister, was a body builder and fitness model before having her second child. With over 150K followers on her social media, Erin also appeared on Ireland's Dancing with the Stars in 2018. Once an apprentice hairdresser, Erin McGregor is yet another family member proving just how far you can go with hard work and dedication.
McGregor Tweeted Dana White Before Being Signed To The UFC
McGregor obviously had lofty goals that included the UFC before Dana White got around to signing him. This was McGregor's tweet back in 2012, but he didn't acutally get a UFC contract until 2013 when Dana White signed him at UFC Sweden.
Dee Devlin Has Been McGregor's Girlfriend Since 2008
While McGregor is a fierce and dedicated fighter in the ring, he also gave a ring to his longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin. They have three children, one daughter and two sons. While many say that he is obsessed with fighting, it is clear that he is also a dedicated family man. Who knows, there might even be a McGregor/UFC family legacy brewing.