Meet Conor McGregor, the highest-paid athlete in the world and his lovely family.

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McGregor is a former featherweight and lightweight king of the Cage Warriors. He knocked out José Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 194 in 2015, the fastest win in UFC title fight history, 13 seconds into the first round. McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to hold championships in two weight divisions concurrently after beating Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 205.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. beat him in his first professional boxing match. He's the most successful pay-per-view (PPV) fighter in MMA history, having headlined five of the top six UFC pay-per-view events. At UFC 229, his main event fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov drew 2.4 million PPV buys, the most ever for an MMA event. In North America, his boxing match with Mayweather drew 4.3 million PPV buys, the second-highest in history. Forbes named McGregor the world's highest-paid athlete in 2021, with an estimated $180 million in earnings. He was also on the list in 2018, coming in fourth place with a total income of $99 million.


Early life

Conor Anthony MacGregor was born on July 14, 1988, in Crumlin, Dublin, to Tony and Margaret MacGregor. He grew up in Crumlin and went to Irish-language schools, including the Gaelscoil Scoil Mológa in Harold's Cross for primary school and Gaelcholáiste Coláiste de had in Tallaght for secondary school, where he also pursued his love for football.


He used to play football for Lourdes Celtic Football Club when he was younger. He started boxing at Crumlin Boxing Club when he was 12 years old as a way to protect himself against bullying and build confidence.


McGregor moved to Lucan, Dublin, with his family in 2006 to attend Gaelcholáiste Coláiste Cois Life. After that, he began a plumbing apprenticeship. He met future UFC fighter Tom Egan while in Lucan, and the two began training in mixed martial arts (MMA) together shortly after.


Marriage life

Conor and Dee Devlin have been married since 2008, when Conor was still a plumber living on welfare checks in Dublin.


Dee Devlin stood by her man through thick and thin, believing that he will one day become a champion and encouraging him to fulfill his dream.


Below are lovely photos of Conor and his family.


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