Conor McGregor Fights, Records, and Stats
Source: Andrius Petrucenia
Conor McGregor is one of the most well-known UFC fighters today, and for good reason. His fight record and his true, gritty Irish attitude have caught the attention of many. In fact, McGregor is the most-watched fighter in history in terms of pay-per-view draw – his headlining fights hold the record for five out of the six highest-selling UFC PPV events. And that’s not all, McGregor’s fights continue to break multiple records in terms of in-person attendance, UFC advertising funds, and more.
So what makes Conor McGregor so great? As another anticipated McGregor fight approaches, learn more about his “Notorious” records and why he’s earned his spot in the MMA and UFC realm. The best yet? Vegas is one of the best places to watch (and bet on) his fights.
Conor McGregor Fight Record & Stats
|28 Matches||22 Wins||6 Losses|
- Height: 5′ 9″
- Weight: 155 lbs.
- Reach: 74″
- Weight Class: Lightweight
- Stance: Southpaw
- Date of Birth: Jul 14, 1988
McGregor’s Fighting History
2008-2013: MMA Fighting
From 2008 to 2013, McGregor began his professional MMA career. He began as a lightweight and soon transitioned over to featherweight after a few wins. After a featherweight win, he contemplated a career shift away from MMA, but his mom and coach convinced him to carry through.
During 2011 and 2012, McGregor won both the CWFC Featherweight and Lightweight championships, making him the first European professional mixed martial artist to hold titles in two divisions simultaneously. This was just the beginning of his stellar MMA career and was soon signed in 2013 with the UFC to a multi-fight contract.
2013-2016: UFC Champion
McGregor’s first UFC in 2013 fight ended in a win after a knockout in the first round against Marcus Brimage. He then played Max Holloway and won, but ended up tearing his ACL during the match-up. This put McGregor out until 2014, but he made his comeback in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland – ending in a win after the first round and his first “Performance of the Night” award. Later that year, McGregor had his first win against Dustin Poirier.
In 2015, McGregor began his pursuit of a championship win and was slated to face José Aldo for the undisputed UFC Featherweight Championship, and it is said for this match that the UFC “spent more money promoting Aldo–McGregor than any fight in UFC history.”
When the event was rescheduled due to Aldo suffering an injury, McGregor instead went on to face Chad Mendes for the Interim Featherweight Championship. The official attendance for the event of 16,019 broke the record in Nevada for a live gate of $7.2 million, which also broke the record for a mixed martial arts event in the United States. McGregor won the fight, earning him the UFC Interim Featherweight Championship title.
Later in the year, McGregor fought Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship and won within thirteen seconds. This win earned him the title, marked the fastest knockout in a title bout in UFC history, and earned him “Performance of the Night” once again.
2016-2019: Losses & Retirement
McGregor’s first loss came in 2016 in a match against former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger Nate Diaz, contested at welterweight. Though it was his first loss, it still came with some impressive records. McGregor surpassed his old PPV buy rate and managed to get 1,317,000 buys for the event. On top of that, he received the highest disclosed purse of any fighter in the history of the company to that point at $1,000,000. A rematch with Diaz resulted in a win for McGregor, once again breaking his PPV records from before.
At the end of 2016, McGregor fought Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship and won, marking the first time a competitor had held UFC championships in two different weight classes. Unfortunately, his Featherweight Championship title was stripped by the end of the year.
In 2017, after taking time off for the birth of his child, McGregor fought Floyd Mayweather which ended in a loss by TKO. In April 2018, McGregor was stripped of the UFC Lightweight Championship due to inactivity. At the end of the year, he was slated to fight undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC Lightweight Championship and was considered one of the biggest contests in the history of the sport and it was filled with pre-fight hype. Unfortunately, McGregor lost this fight and announced his retirement in early 2019.
2020-Today: UFC Rematches
After deciding to return to the Octagon, McGregor faced Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout in early 2020. He won the fight via technical knockout 40 seconds into the first round. This win earned him a “Performance of the Night” award once again and made McGregor the first UFC fighter to hold knockout finishes in the featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight divisions. Once again, McGregor announced his retirement in mid-2020.
This year, McGregor faced former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger Dustin Poirier in a rematch of their 2014 bout. McGregor lost by a technical knockout, the first knockout loss in his career. On July, next highly-anticipated fight against Poirier is took place for UFC 264 held in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena. Poirier won in the first-round, caused by doctor stoppage after McGregor broke his left fibula and tibia, thus ending the match and putting McGregor in a cast. Will there be another rematch? We’ll have to stick around to find out.
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