Whereas Conor McGregor is a champion fighter, he has confronted a collection of ups and downs inside — and out of doors — the Octagon.
The Final Preventing Championship (UFC) star started his spectacular mixed martial career in 2008 and was signed to the professional league in 2013. All through his reign within the UFC, McGregor has collected a series of accolades together with the UFC Featherweight Championship, UFC Light-weight Championship, Battle of the Night time, Knockout of the Night time and extra.
Three years after his debut, McGregor misplaced his first match in opposition to challenger Nate Diaz in March 2016. One month after the loss, McGregor introduced he had decided to retire from combating.
“I’ve determined to retire younger. Thanks for the cheese,” he wrote by way of Twitter in April 2016. “Catch ya’s later.”
Nevertheless, his retirement didn’t last long. 4 months later, McGregor revealed he was returning to the game to tackle Diaz in a rematch. He defeated his rival in August 2016. McGregor continued to make waves and determined the next 12 months he wished to problem boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to a match. Their August 2017 showdown was billed as “the biggest fight in combat sports history.” The fighters sparred for ten rounds earlier than Mayweather Jr. was declared the victor.
McGregor determined to retire for a second time in March 2019 however reversed the choice the next 12 months to take part in a match in opposition to Donald Cerrone. Following his win in opposition to Cerrone, McGregor introduced in June 2020 he would retire for a 3rd time. Two months later, McGregor proposed to his long-time girlfriend Dee Delvin after 12 years of courting. (The couple share three children: sons Conor Jr., and Rian, and daughter Croia Mairead.)
The next 12 months, McGregor made headlines after getting into a scuffle with Machine Gun Kelly on the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards after the rapper allegedly denied taking a photograph with the combined martial artist. McGregor’s rep refuted the claims to Us Weekly in September 2021.
“That is completely false. [There was] no picture request,” the spokesperson advised Us on the time, noting that Kelly “attended Conor’s final combat” and that McGregor “appreciates all his followers.”
Two years after the drama with Kelly, McGregor discovered himself in scorching water once more. In June 2023, he was accused of raping a woman in Miami whereas attending Sport 4 of the NBA Finals. In demand letters obtained by Us on the time, the lady’s lawyer, Ariel Mitchell, alleged that the MMA fighter “violently” sexually assaulted her in a males’s toilet. A rep for McGregor launched an announcement to TMZ refuting the allegations. On the time of the accusations, McGregor and his fiancée introduced they have been expecting their fourth child.
Join Us Weekly’s free, daily newsletter and by no means miss breaking information or unique tales about your favourite celebrities, TV exhibits and extra!
Hold scrolling to see McGregor’s ups and downs: