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The 15 Most Impressive Conor McGregor Fights

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Conor McGregor is easily one of the most impressive fighters to step into a cage, and he's also one of the biggest personalities in all of UFC. If you've seen him fight (or trash talk), you know why he's called "Notorious." Throughout his career, he's racked up some impressive stats. His Mixed-Martial Arts career has seen him win 22 fights with five losses. He recently stepped into the world of professional boxing with a debut fight against none other than Flloyd Mayweather Jr., which he lost.

His fights are always entertaining to watch (even if they aren't very long), and some of his fights have been truly amazing. McGregor has been fighting professionally since 2008, so he's been in a lot of sanctioned matches throughout his career. This list takes a look at his 15 best fights, but whether he won or lost, it's up to you to rank them! Take a look at the fights down below, and be sure to vote up your favorite McGregor fights to see which one rises to the top to be the greatest Conor McGregor fight of his career.

  • 1

    Aldo Vs. McGregor

    Video: YouTube

    Event: UFC 194: McGregor vs. Aldo - 12 Dec 2015

    Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

    Result: Win - KO

    Details: This was one of those fights you're happy you watched but might regret paying to see because it was over pretty much as soon as it began. McGregor walks into the cage with all the bravado that makes him who he is, and after a brief trading of fists, he gets down to business.

    Within seconds, he puts Aldo on the floor with a hefty punch to the right side of his face. The subsequent blows to the downed man are stopped by a ref, cementing his victory in 13 seconds! The win earned him the UFC Featherweight Championship, making him a powerful player in the organization.

  • 2

    Diaz Vs. McGregor 2

    Video: YouTube

    Event: UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 - 20 Aug 2016

    Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

    Result: Win - Majority Decision

    Details: McGregor fought Nate Diaz on 5 March 2016, and he lost (Submission). That loss was avenged in August when the two faced off against one another again in Las Vegas, and there was a lot on the line for McGregor.

    Losing a second match to Diaz would have definitely wounded McGregor's pride, and he gave it his all. The match was intense, and McGregor delivered some serious punishment for five full rounds. He walked away with the win (Majority decision), redeeming his pride and furthering his career.

  • 3

    Brandão Vs. McGregor

    Video: YouTube

    Event: UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandão - 19 Jul 2014

    Location: Dublin, Ireland

    Result: Win - TKO (Punches)

    Details: When McGregor faced off against Diego Brandão, he did it in his hometown with all of his fans watching in the audience. Not only that, but he was coming back from a serious knee injury sustained in his win over Max Holloway nearly a year earlier.

    True to form, McGregor brought the trash talk when he faced 2011's Ultimate Fighter winner, and all his bravado worked in his favor. The fight took to the ground, and his brutality led to a stoppage four minutes and five seconds into the first round.

  • 4

    Poirier Vs. McGregor

    Video: YouTube

    Event: UFC 178: McGregor vs. Poirier - 27 Sep 2014

    Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

    Result: Win - TKO (Punches)

    Details: When McGregor first faced off against Dustin Poirier, he was ranked ninth at featherweight against his opponent's fifth. On top of that, Poirier was riding a three-fight winning streak, but that didn't stop McGregor from coming out with the smack talk before the fight. The pressure was on for McGregor because a win would move him up the rankings, leading to a potential title fight in the future.

    As soon as the siren sounded, McGregor proved to the world that his placement in the ranking below Poirier didn't mean a thing. He went at his opponent with ferocity, earning his win in one minute and 46 seconds. This match was the last time McGregor didn't headline a UFC Card, making it one of the most important fights of his career.