CONOR McGREGOR has gone from choosing £ 165 weekly dole checks to become UFC’s biggest superstar.
And although his reputation may have been tarnished following his all-out defeat to Dustin Poirier earlier this year, he is still worth a lot.
McGregor, 32, will avenge that loss in a three-part match scheduled for July 10 at UFC 264.
Special scenes After his defeat in Las Vegas caused a stir around the world – as did McGregor’s attack on a bus Khabib was in, built into their scrap of scrap metal.
He was arrested for violence, pleaded guilty, but managed to escape prison after agreeing to take anger management courses.
McGregor is back with beat Donald Cerrone in January 2020.
It’s at stake is the final chapter in incredible journey that has seen him rise to become one the sport’s most controversial stars, as he called time with a retirement shock.
However, he has declared a return in 2021 and will continue his journey in sports.
Not bad for a plumber’s former apprentice.
Mcgregor, who won the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) crown in two different weight classes over three years, placing his incredible success thanks to a sister in the self-help book that Erin told him. listen.
Rhonda Byrne’s best-selling 2006 book The Secret claims that positive thinking can have life-changing results, such as happiness, health, and wealth.
McGregor said his first reaction when watching the DVD version was: “This is a *** bull – but then something excites me.”
Him and Dee Devlin’s girlfriendhis finance manager started focusing on the small things they wanted, such as a parking space closest to the entrance of a local mall.
He said: “We will drive to the store and visualize the correct parking space.
“And then we can have it all the time.”
Then they began to envision wealth, fame, and championship.
Others believe that McGregor is a born martial artist.
Although football was his first love as a boy, he found his calling at the age of 12 and hasn’t looked back.
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“When you grow up from where I came from, you have to fight,” he said.
“Being able to defend itself is always what occupies a lot of my mind.
“Honestly, it took all of my mind.”
McGregor started taking classes at Straight Blast Gym under the direction of John Kavanagh, who remains his coach.
“You could say he hit really hard,” John said. And that is difficult to teach.
“What sets him apart is he’s obsessed.”
And coach Phil Sutcliffe, a two-time Olympic champion, recalls: “He was a tough young man, not a bad and boxed athlete. Even as a kid, he packed up a bit of peaches. “
However, despite Tony’s father saying that “his son’s fist was clenched out of the womb, so he was ready to fight”, his family remained skeptical about it for a long time.
Tony works shifts at the graveyard as a taxi driver while Margaret’s mother is a sales representative for a makeup company.
McGregor said: “My Ma and Da used to grieve me about fighting games as a career.
“I had some tough times with my Skin. He will say, ‘Let’s make your *** into work af *** ing. What are you doing? You are doing nothing with your life. ‘
“They asked me what I would do when I lost the match. I told them by the age of 25 I would become a self-made millionaire.
“My father laughed at me. I was a year late, but I made it.
Young McGregor – then described as quiet and humble, as opposed to the present – had to initially obey his father’s advice.
He left school at 17 years old and worked as a plumber for 18 months.
Looking back, he once said: “I hate every minute of it. You said 14 or 15 hours of the day.
“I ordered around, called people their lunch, all this crap. I just thought, ‘This life isn’t for me, I’ll pack it in. I’m going to chase my wish.’ my dream ‘. “
He began a love affair with mixed martial arts when he began fighting his friend Tom Egan, the first Irishman to fight at the UFC.
He also met his other enduring love, Dee, in a Dublin nightclub around the same time.
The couple has Baby Conor Jr in May 2017 and added their mother to their daughter Croia in January.
He said of 33-year-old Dee: “I wouldn’t have done this if it weren’t for her. I’m doing all these things for her. ”
Under the guidance of coach John, he began fighting locally before finally being registered for the lucrative UFC five years later in 2013.
However, when he made his winning debut against American Marcus Brimage, he still benefited.
He said of the dole office after his victory: “Now I suppose I’ll have to tell them to leave!”.
McGregor bought a new boat in 2017 and named it The 188 – after the euro he used to receive Irish benefits.
McGregor – nicknamed “The Notorious” – is believed to be worth about £ 100 million.
He made about that money when he redeemed it against American legend Floyd Mayweather in 2017.
Michigan-born Mayweather raised his total unbeaten run to 50 by winning a technical knockout in the 10th round.
While he was legally required to compete with Mayweather, he was not the one to do so off the ring.
He entered the Aintree before Grand National 2017 showing off his bold tattooed breasts from a buttonless shirt.
On a promotional tour for his match with Mayweather, McGregor took to the stage with just a pair of flower pants, flats and a cape he has repeatedly claimed to be polar bear fur.
In another appearance, he wears a striped patterned garment, on closer inspection, “f *** you” repeated.
He has been released Its own fashion range with the tailor who made that suit, David August.
He also taunted Mayweather by telling him “Dance for me, boy!” – a phrase with racist connotations.
He later defended himself by claiming that he was not racist because he was “half black from the navel down”.
Mayweather also produced the stages, bathed McGregor with dollar bills and labeled him a “stripper”.
He also uses a homophobic profanity to describe his opponent.
Against Khabib, he met a completely different opponent but with the same result.
McGregor’s story is a remarkable one, and where it will go is anyone’s guess.