Conor McGregor Tickets
Conor McGregor was born on July 14, 1988 in Crumlin, Dublin. He grew up playing soccer and at age 12 he began boxing at Crumlin Boxing Club. When he was 16 years old he began a plumbing apprenticeship in Lucan, Dublin. While McGregor was in Lucan, he met Tom Egan and the two started training mixed martial arts together. Two years later, McGregor made his amateur MMA debut against Kieran Campbell for the Irish Ring of Truth promotion in Dublin. McGregor won via TKO in the first round. Almost immediately after the fight, he was signed by the Irish Cage of Truth promotion and began fighting professionally. In 2008, McGregor began training at the Straight Blast Gym in Dublin under John Kavanagh.
Even at just 5ft 9in, Conor McGregor is one of the most notorious fighters in MMA history. He is known for his brash behavior and vulgar trash talk. In 2013 he made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut against Marcus Brimage. McGregor won the fight after 1:07 into the first round and received his first “Knockout of the Night” award. He continued his winning ways including a win against Chad Mendes for the interim Featherweight Title in 2015. Later that same year, McGregor went up against Jose Also for the Featherweight Title and won in a record 13 seconds. McGregor’s 15-match winning streak came to an end when he went head to head with Nate Diaz in March of 2016 in the welterweight division. McGregor and Diaz competed in a rematch where McGregor redeemed himself and took home the win. On November 12, 2016, McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight divisions at the same time. This was due to McGregor’s win against Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 205.
Conor McGregor brings in a massive amount of viewers whenever he is fighting. He has headlined four out of the six highest-selling UFC pay-per-view events. The most views ever for an MMA event occurred when McGregor went up against Diaz at UFC 202 with 1.65 million PPV buys. Also, McGregor’s first and only every boxing match brought in 4.3 million PPV buys in North America when he challenged the legendary Floyd Mayweather Jr. His competitiveness and talent is always much anticipated by viewers across the world.
The world has been waiting patiently for Conor McGregor to return to the UFC Octagon. Everyone was excited to learn that he will be returning to his MMA home at UFC 229 to square off with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. UFC 229 is set to go down on Oct. 6 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with the main card beginning at 10 p.m. ET.
McGregor, who last competed in combat sports in a boxing loss to Floyd Mayweather last August, is aiming to earn back the lightweight title that he never lost. As if that didn't provide enough juice to the storyline of his return, it helps that McGregor and Nurmagomedov don't exactly show a mutual respect for one another. Nurmagomedov was the target of the Irishman's infamous bus attack that took place prior to UFC 223, just one day before the undefeated Russian was crowned the new lightweight champion following a lopsided decision win over last-minute stand-in Al Iaquinta. The bad blood between these two coupled with the title McGregor was never defeated for being on the line makes this a bout that any fight fan simply can't miss.
With an event of this magnitude, many are likely planning on heading to T-Mobile Arena to catch the action live.