Conor McGregor 2022: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements
The ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor is among the biggest stars in combat sports. His achievements and journey inspire millions of fight fans around the world. Hailing from the streets of Dublin, it did not take long for McGregor to get noticed by the UFC. As of October 2022, he sits at #13 in the UFC lightweight rankings.
Conor McGregor: Early life
Conor Anthony McGregor was born in Crumlin, Dublin to Tony and Margaret McGregor. Although it is hard to imagine, McGregor started his sporting journey as a footballer rather than a MMA aspirant.
McGregor’s first encounter with the world of combat sports was when he began boxing at 12, in a bid to defend himself against bullies. Then, further down the road, McGregor met future UFC colleague Tom Egan, with whom started training MMA together.
Conor McGregor: Mixed Martial Arts career
The Irishman made his MMA debut in 2007. McGregor fought Kieran Campbell in an Irish MMA promotion, Ring of Truth, in 2007. In what was the only amateur fight of his MMA career, McGregor knocked his opponent out cold in the 1st round of their bout.
Conor McGregor: Professional career
McGregor then made his professional debut as a lightweight in 2008. The Irishman made waves in the European MMA scene and finally found himself in Britain’s biggest promotion, The Cage Warriors.
There he set up an 8 fight winning streak. In the same time frame, he became the Cage Warriors featherweight and lightweight double champion, the first European to do so.
McGregor’s journey in the UFC is nothing but a fairy tale. He finished Marcus Brimage via knockout in his debut in 2013.
After that, ‘The Notorious’ dominated the featherweight division by beating the featherweight kingpin, Jose Aldo, in 13 seconds. Moreover, he became the first two-division champion in UFC history by beating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 for the UFC lightweight title.
Then, he went up against undefeated UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in what was one of the ugliest sagas of his UFC career and lost.
McGregor was on a hiatus after UFC 229 and returned with a bang against UFC staple Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in the welterweight division. McGregor won the fight in the first round via TKO.
After the Cerrone fight, McGregor re-ignited his feud with former rival Dustin Poirier, whom he once defeated in 2014. McGregor fought Poirier at UFC 257 and lost the bout via a KO in the second round. The Irishman asked for a immediate rematch and was granted his wish.
UFC 264 witnessed McGregor returning for a third bout against Poirier, however, McGregor lost this match as well after he sustained a leg injury.
After UFC 264, ‘The Notorious’ has been focused on recovery but made waves in the UFC community when he announced that he will be returning in 2022 and this time he has his eyes on the welterweight strap currently held by ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ Kamaru Usman.
Conor McGregor: Mixed martial art career stats
Conor McGregor: Boxing career
McGregor crossed the MMA boundary in 2017 and fought the greatest boxer of this generation, Floyd Mayweather. The Irishman made a guaranteed $30 million in this fight, and it is speculated that McGregor may have made upwards of $100 million.
McGregor went to fight against Mayweather in front of 14,623 fans at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Mayweather was 40 when he fought McGregor and was on the verge of retirement, but ‘Money’ still managed to TKO his Irish opponent in round 10.
Conor McGregor: Boxing career stats
Conor McGregor has only one pro-boxing fight in his name that he fought against Floyd Mayweather on 26th August 2017 at the super welterweight division.
Since then, McGregor has been inactive in the world of boxing and still sports a record 0f 0-1 as a professional boxer.
Conor McGregor: Accomplishments
McGregor holds a stellar record of 22-5 in his MMA career. He has fought in three distinct divisions in the UFC. ‘The Notorious’ became the featherweight champion by beating former champion Jose Aldo at UFC 194. Furthermore, he became the lightweight champion by beating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.
‘Notorious’ has won in three different divisions. Other than featherweight and lightweight, McGregor has also fought at welterweight against Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone. He is one of the few fighters to have claimed stoppage wins in three divisions.
McGregor has a 10-3 UFC record and has claimed seven Performance of the Night awards, two Fight of the Night Awards, and one Knockout of the Night award. He will look to improve this tally in his fourteenth UFC fight. ‘The Notorious’ will complete his highly anticipated trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
Conor McGregor: Controversies
The list of Conor McGregor’s controversies is almost endless. Months before his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor attacked a bus in which Khabib was traveling along with other fighters. Post the fight, McGregor was involved in a brawl with Nurmagomedov’s teammates.
Conor also attacked referee Marc Goddard at a Bellator event. Also, he stomped on a fan’s phone before walking away with it. Moreover, he punched an old man at a bar. More famously, he threw Monster Energy cans at Nate Diaz during a press conference.
Conor McGregor: Retirement
McGregor had retired for the second time on March 25, 2019. Fortunately, he found the motivation to return to the cage. In January 2020, he fought Donald Cerrone.
It took him only 40 seconds to dispose off ‘Cowboy’. Although he had planned a quick turnaround, his plans failed to materialize. As a result, McGregor retired on June 6, 2020.
Then once again, ‘Mystic Mac’ made his return inside the octagon. This time it was for a rematch against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 on January 23, 2021. However, it didn’t turn out in his favor, as he suffered a second-round TKO loss.
Conor McGregor: Net Worth and Salary 2022
McGregor is the highest-paid athlete in the UFC and has earned over $25,102,000 salary in his 14 UFC fights. ‘The Notorious’ has a net worth of $200 million.
As of July 2021, McGregor’s highest paycheck in the UFC is $5,020,000 for his trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier. Note that $5 million figure was just his base pay and ‘Mystic Mac’ may have cashed in over $23 million if we consider the PPV cut.
Conor McGregor: Business and Endorsement
‘The Notorious’ is easily among the wealthiest mixed martial artists. He has huge endorsement deals and tie-ups with Monster Energy, Reebok, Beats Electronics, Burger King, Anheuser-Busch InBev, and Budweiser. Additionally, McGregor has his clothing line, August McGregor, and his whiskey brand, Proper No.12.
Along with a whiskey brand, McGregor also owns a pub in Dublin called the Black Forge Inn. Recently, he was in the news for a making a bid to buy English football club, Chelsea.
Conor McGregor: Charity 2022
Leaving aside the controversies, McGregor has done a lot of charity work for his community. He donated $1 million to first responders following the success of his whiskey brand. Moreover, McGregor also gave away €50,000 to help the homeless people of Ireland.
In May 2020, McGregor donated £1.3 million worth of PPE to Irish hospitals to fight the battle against the Coronavirus. Additionally, McGregor has also inspired several fans — including a disabled man — to turn their lives around.
In April 2021, McGregor donated $500,000 to The Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana. The Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana is involved in the growth and care of children from vulnerable houses and communities.
Conor McGregor: Films
Conor McGregor was cast in as ‘Hawk’ in XXX: Return of Xander Cage starred by Hollywood A-lister Vin Diesel. However, McGregor walked away from the loss after his first UFC loss against Nate Diaz.
As of now, ‘Joker’ star Jared Leto is in talks with ‘The Notorious’ himself to play his part in a movie dubbed ‘Champ Champ’.
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