Over the past couple of years, Conor McGregor has been taking the MMA and combat sports worlds by storm. In case you are unfamiliar with him, McGregor is a brash, cocky and confident MMA fighter who can back up all his trash talk. Not only is the guy dominating inside the octagon, he is making millions out of it and is the biggest star the sport has ever seen. Here are 36 amazing facts about the Irish superstar.
36. He overtook Ronda Rousey as most popular fighter
Before Conor, Ronda Rousey was head and shoulders above everyone at the top of the “most popular fighters” list. But as Conor moved up the ranks, his brash personality and immense skill level made him a fan favorite. I’m sure it didn’t help that Rousey got beat up by Holly Holm either. Nonetheless, McGregor’s fights regularly appear on the list of the highest grossing pay per views, not to mention he draws a massive crowd just for press conferences and weigh-ins.
35. His girlfriend was with him before his success
It’s always good to get support from your loved ones, and that is one of the many things McGregor has been blessed with. His girlfriend, Dee Devlin, has been with him for years. She was with him when he had nothing and has stuck by his side ever since. She always stood by her man even when he was struggling to get by. McGregor may disagree, but I think the fact that she never questioned his dreams may have played a big part in him achieving them.