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Five things you probably didn’t know about Conor McGregor ahead of UFC 264

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By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Jul 09, 2021 11:31 pm
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Dimapur, July 9 (EMN): Conor McGregor is one of the most celebrated fighters in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) history. Born on July 14, 1988, in Dublin, Ireland he is the highest-paid athlete of the year and will be fighting this weekend at UFC 264 in his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier.

Conor McGregor is arguably the most successful mixed martial artist (MMA) in the history of the UFC with four out of the six best selling UFC pay-per-view events featured him on the fight card. He became the first-ever fighter to hold two division titles in the UFC and went on to fight Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather which is considered to be one of the biggest fights in history.

An accomplished MMA fighter, whiskey mogul and marketing genius, Conor McGregor has done it all. However, here are five things you probably didn’t know about the notorious Irish fighter.

5. First Irish man to join UFC

In 2013, Conor McGregor signed with the UFC and became the first Irish fighter to join the American mixed martial arts promotion company.

4. He is an advocate for antibullying campaigns having experienced it as a child

Before Conor McGregor was tearing the MMA world apart with his fighting prowess, he was actively bullied as a kid. Things got so bad that he used to carry a dumbbell to school in order to defend himself. Eventually, he ended up learning boxing and the rest is history. Today, he is a huge advocate for antibullying campaigns and he often attends schools to talk about bullying.

3. He is a trained plumber

McGregor was trained as a plumber in Dublin before embarking on a fighting career. During the internship, he would spend up to 12 hours a day fixing pipes and toilets. He eventually gave up plumbing to focus on his MMA career.

2. He could have been in a Bond film as the villain

McGregor revealed in episode three of The Notorious, that he was once asked to audition for the role of the villain in the 2015 James Bond film Spectre. He turned the role down but we can only imagine how exciting or disappointing McGregor would have been as a Bond villain.

1. He is a firm believer in the ‘Law of Attraction’

McGregor is a firm believer in the ‘Law of Attraction,’ a 19th-century ideology that became popular thanks to a 2006 book and movie, The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne.

“It is the Law of Attraction, and it is the most powerful thing in the world,” McGregor told MMA Junkie. “It is the belief that you are able to create whatever situation that you want for yourself, and no one can take it from you. It is believing something is already yours, and then doing whatever you have to so that it comes true.”

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By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Jul 09, 2021 11:31:00 pm