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12 Facts You Never Knew About Conor McGregor

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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.

But which one of these surprising facts about Conor McGregor should top our list? You can help decide by voting up your favorites.

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    Won A Fight In Four Seconds

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    Conor McGregor is known for having a wicked left cross. The signature hit is what landed him a four-second knockout against Paddy Doherty. Apparently he traveled eight hours for this short fight. This was just a glimpse of the illustrious career McGregor would later enjoy in the UFC.

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    McGregor Was A Plumber

    It takes time to become a UFC super star. Before Conor McGregor became one of the most recognizable names in UFC history, he was working as a plumber's apprentice in Dublin. McGregor came from a working class family  to living a superstar's life with several brand endorsements and business ventures of his own.

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    Was The First UFC Double-Champion

    McGregor has never been shy about jumping weight divisions. If he liked the idea of taking on a challenger, the weight division didn't really matter. This led to McGregor becoming the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight divisions (featherweight and lightweight) at the same time. It's no wonder he's one of the world's highest paid athletes.

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    Believes There Are Three Ways To Beat An Opponent

    Conor McGregor takes a holistic approach when it comes to utterly obliterating his opponents as evidenced by this quote:

    "You beat him verbally. You beat him mentally, and then finally, you beat him physically. That's the three ways to beat a man."

    It's hard to argue with that logic. For most of his career, McGregor was known for talking a lot of trash before a fight, and this quote reveals how it fit into his overall strategy.