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Conor McGregor during UFC 202 Weigh-In in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Conor McGregor

Ireland Ireland

BIOGRAPHY

Conor McGregor was born on 14 July 1988 in Dublin, Ireland. McGregor began his professional (MMA) career in 2008 after leaving his job as a plumber. In 2009, he attended UFC 93 and was so inspired by the experience that he began pursuing a dream, of one day having a career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.McGregor trained under the tutelage of John Kavanagh, the first Irish person to achieve a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and his team at SBG Ireland.McGregor was always fond of fighting and was no stranger to combat sports having already trained in boxing. With his boxing background as a base, he also trained in Taekwondo, Karate, Capoeira, and Kickboxing prior to competing in professional MMA. After his bout with Dustin Poirier at UFC 178, Kavanagh promoted McGregor to his Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt. McGregor trains at SBG alongside fellow UFC fighters such as Cathal Pendred and Gunnar Nelson

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