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Conor McGregor (born Conor Anthony McGregor in Dublin, Ireland on July 14, 1988) is an Irish mixed martial artist who competes in the Featherweight and Lightweight divisions of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Conor is currently the UFC Featherweight Champion and the former Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Champion. He is also No. 3 in the official UFC pound-for-pound rankings, as of February 22, 2016. He’s ranked as the No. 1 Featherweight and No. 5 pound-for-pound fighter in the world by Sherdog as well. Conor participated in his first mixed martial arts fight in 2007 at age 18. He fought Ciaran Campbell for the Irish Ring of Truth promotion in Dublin. He ended up beating Ciaran with a technical knockout in the first round. After that fight, he turned professional and was signed by the Irish Cage of Truth promotion. In 2008, he began training at the Straight Blast Gym in Dublin under John Kavanagh. Five years later, in 2013, the UFC announced that they had signed Conor to a multi-fight contract. In joining, Conor became only the second fighter from Ireland to compete for the company.
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Conor McGregor is best known for being an Ultimate Fighter and being ranked No. 3 in the official UFC pound-for-pound rankings.
Conor McGregor was born in Dublin, Ireland and was raised in the South Dublin suburb of Crumlin. He attended a Gaelscoil and Gaelcholáiste at both primary and at secondary level in Coláiste de hÍde in Tallaght. It was there that he developed a passion for playing association football, which led him to play football for Lourdes Celtic Football Club. In 2006, Conor moved with his family to Lucan in West Dublin, which is when he began sparring with future UFC fighter Tom Egan. Tom taught Conor how to grapple and ignited his passion for mixed martial arts. Today, Conor’s fighting style consists of pressuring opponents with forward movement and carefully timed, powerful strikes. His trash talk has led him to be compared to Muhammad Ali, whom Conor cites as one of his early inspirations.