Childhood Biography presents the Full Story of a professional mixed martial artist and boxer who is best known by the nickname “The Notorious.”
Our Conor McGregor Childhood Story plus Untold Biography Facts brings you a full account of notable events from his childhood time to date.
The analysis involves his life story before fame and his family background. More so, many OFF and ON-Screen little-known facts about him.
Yes, everyone knows he is one of the most famous combat sportsmen of his time. However, only a few consider Conor McGregor’s biography, which is quite interesting. Now, without further ado, let’s begin.
Conor McGregor Childhood Story – Early Life and Family Background:
For Biography starters, Conor Anthony McGregor was born on the 14th day of July, 1998, at Crumlin in Dublin, Ireland.
He was the only son born to his mother, Margaret McGregor, and his father, Tony McGregor (a Taxi Driver at the time).
Like John Cena, baby Conor’s birth was one of the rare occurrences. However, Conor’s case was not prone to birth complications as he was only born with a clenched fist. According to his father Tony:
“His fists were clenched coming out of the womb like he was ready to fight. The midwife said, ‘This fella is going to be a boxer!.’
It was an easy birth as Margaret was in labour for only an hour because Conor was in a hurry to make himself known.”
Young Conor grew up with his older sisters Aoife and Erin at Crumlin, a suburb in Dublin that is best known for featuring the largest children’s hospital in Ireland, Our Lady’s Children Hospital Crumlin.
It was only a matter of years before the prophetic midwife’s declaration was fulfilled in Conor who blended his childhood passion for association football (also played for Lourdes Celtic Football Club) with boxing at Crumlin Boxing Club when he was aged 12.
Conor McGregor Education:
McGregor had his basic and secondary education at an Irish immersion school known as Coláiste de hÍde in Tallaght Dublin.
In 2005, he joined his family in relocating to Lucan in Dublin. The move didn’t go down well with Conor, given the fact that his good old childhood friends were at Crumlin, and he had no plans of making new friends.
“It felt like we had moved to ‘the back arse of nowhere’. I certainly did not handle it (moving house) well. I eventually did. But at the time, I had a lot of resentment towards my family. I actually was really upset for a long time.”
Recalled Conor of the exodus.
It was at Lucan that Conor completed his secondary school education at Gaelcholáiste Coláiste Cois Life, after which he began a plumbing apprenticeship.
Conor also took out time to make new friends, notable among which was Tom Egan, a teenager who, like himself, shared the same passion for competitive fighting.
It did not take long before passion saw both friends commence training in mixed martial arts (MMA).
Conor McGregor Biography Facts – Road To Fame:
After undergoing a series of training in MMA, ambitious Conor in his late teens, met his current coach, John Kavanagh in an awkward manner after he engaged and beat up two fighters in Kavanagh’s gym.
The show-off which Conor perpetrated under the guise of sparring did not go down well with Kavanagh, who responded by pinning Conor down with heavy blows until the pummeled teen assured that he didn’t come for a street brawl but to train.
Thus began what is now considered a long-term working relationship between Conor and his head coach Cavanagh.
After Cavanagh stepped into the picture, Conor’s love for MMA knew no bounds. The plumber apprentice was willing to tell anyone who cared to listen that he was a UFC champion in the making. Months after, Conor took the bold decision of ditching plumbing in order to train full-time.
The decision was not approved by Conor’s dad, who didn’t see a future for his son in MMA.
“You’ll be sorry when I’m a millionaire. I will become a self-made millionaire at the age of 25”
MacGregor remembered telling his father.
Conor McGregor Bio – Rise To Fame:
MacGregor was one who had the courage of his convictions and was determined to make an envious living out of MMA. He made his professional MMA debut in March 2008 as a lightweight by defeating Gary Morris.
Subsequent bouts saw him lost two of his first six fights before pulling off an impressive winning streak that enabled him to win both featherweight and lightweight championships between 2011 and 2012.
The feat made him become the first European professional to hold titles in two divisions simultaneously as well as secured him booking for his first fight with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Conor made the UFC debut against Marcus Brimage in April 2013 winning by knockout in the first round. The debut victory endeared him to many including UFC president Dana White who remarked that:
“First of all, it’s his first fight ever in the UFC. He walked out tonight and got into the octagon like it was his 100th fight in the UFC.”
The rest, as they say, is history.
Who is Dee Devlin? Conor McGregor Wife:
Conor has been in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend Dee Devlin.
The duo met in 2008 when Conor was yet to achieve fame and have stuck with each other ever since.
“My girlfriend worked very hard throughout the years and stuck by me when I had essentially absolutely nothing.”
Revealed Conor of her admirable stoicism.
Although they are yet to get married, Delvin has cemented her place in his life by bearing Conor’s first child and son, Conor Jack McGregor Jr (born on the 5th of May 2017).
Conor McGregor Family Life:
Conor was born into a family of 5. We bring you factual details about his family.
About Conor McGregor’s mother:
Conor’s mother, Margaret McGregor met his father Tony in Dublin while they were teens and got married during their early 20’s.
35 years later, Tony commented on what attracted him to Margaret in the following manner:
“It was her looks that attracted me as she wasn’t a bad-looking bird. Margaret was beautiful and she still is. She’s a very generous woman and a good listener and she has great qualities.”
Margareth shares a strong bond with her only son Connor. In fact, she describes him as “mummy’s boy” adding that he has endearing qualities including honesty.
About Conor McGregor Father:
Conor’s father, Tony MacGregor was born in Liverpool, England after which his parents relocated to Dublin Ireland.
Tony had always wanted Conor to become a plumber, a development which made him clash with his son over his decision to be a mixed martial artist. However, he is now an avid supporter and proud of his son’s ‘stubborn career choice’.
“It could have been a train coming out of a tunnel, but I didn’t see it whatsoever. I didn’t approve of Conor’s job choice initially, because I just couldn’t see the career in it, but I’m bang on board now and have been since well before the UFC. He was able to prove me wrong, which has made me so proud.”
He admitted years later.
Tony Macgregor is also the father of Tony Sisters Aoife and Erin.
Conor McGregor Family Life:
About his Sisters: Connor shares a strong bond with his loving sisters Erin and Aoife.
Erin is a hairdresser as well as a bikini and fitness model. She is also the genius behind shaping Conor’s look, an activity she delights in and once revealed during an interview with The Sunday World:
“Everyone loves Conor’s hair and so many men want it. It’s so funny and it’s great to be able to express my creativity through him”.
The eldest of the family also noted that her brother has been an inspiration to her, adding that they both support each other during tough times.
Aoife, on the other hand, works for a mini digger hire company in Dublin. She is a huge supporter of her brother and always put her work on hold whenever Conor has a big fight coming.
Conor McGregor Tattoo Facts:
Conor has four prominent tattoos. We bring you an outline of what the body arts are and the rationale behind them.
Beginning with his chest is a symbol of a gorilla wearing a crown and holding a heart in its mouth. Conor got the tattoo which is a twist on the symbol of coach Kavanagh’s Straight Blast Gym because he likes the way it looks.
Moving on to his stomach is his name and beneath is a Tiger, which Conor says he likes because Tigers are courageous animals. He also added that he is fascinated with the tactical way animals to move when hunting and incorporates that into his training.
On his forearm is a rose bush with the motto “slow is smooth, smooth is fast”. The motto is used in firearms training of elite military units, specifically the Navy SEALs.
Conor McGregor’s Humble beginning:
Connor first worked as a plumber, working 12 hours in a day to make a living and using the remaining time left of the day to train in mixed martial arts.
Years after his rise to fame, he drew attention to what he describes as his humble beginning by acquiring a chess set made from plumbers materials. The acquisition remembers him of his roots while he reflects on present gains.
In fact, Conor’s love for Chess is similar to that of Vitali Klitschko, Mike Tyson, Justin Bieber, Jason Statham, ASAP Rocky, Late Heath Ledger, etc.
Conor McGregor Assault and Arrest:
In 2018, Conor’s long-term inactivity in the octagon prompted UFC’s President, Dana White, to strip him of his titles.
In addition, Dana declared that the April 2018 bout between Max Holloway and Khabib Nurmagomedov would be for the lightweight championship (a title being held by Connor).
Irked by the development, Conor responded with a tweet that read, “You’ll strip me of nothing.”
He matched his tweet with action by showing up with an entourage at the end of a media briefing held two days before the UFC 223 event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
It was at the Center that Conor wreaked havoc by throwing a hand truck at a bus containing UFC fighters, injuring two in the process.
Moments later, the Irish fighter attempted to justify his actions via text to Dana, detailing the bad blood between his and Nurmagomedov’s camps.
He also turned himself in to NYPD, which arrested and charged him with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief.
Conor is a generous man who feels the need to let people around him partake of his good fortune. He has been described by many, to be honest, and has the admirable trait of being humble in defeat.
More so, he feels the need to always remember his roots and spend quality time with his family, especially his son Conor Jack McGregor Jr.
Conor McGregor Facts:
- Conor once trained with Christiano Ronaldo in 2016 while preparing for a comeback in UFC 202.
- His quickest recorded knockout in the UFC was an incredible 13 seconds defeat of Jose Aldo with one punch.
- He rejects comparison with Muhammad Ali, noting that he is nowhere close to the greatest boxer of all time.
- Conor was defeated by Floyd Mayweather when he made his professional boxing debut in 2017
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