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Lightweight Division


"The Notorious"

Conor McGregor

Lightweight Division

22-6-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


Former Champion

Conor McGregor

athlete record


Learn more about Conor McGregor's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Dublin, Ireland
Trains at
SBG Ireland
Octagon Debut
Apr. 6, 2013
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2008

  • 19 wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)

  • 14 first round finishes

  • Has won 18 of his last 21 and three of his last five

  • Amateur record: 1-0

  • Both Diaz fights and Cerrone fight were at welterweight

  • First fighter to hold two UFC titles simultaneously and third to win titles in two weight classes

  • Had 2017 boxing match with future Hall of Famer Floyd Mayweather

UFC History

UFC 264
(7/10/21) McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier via TKO (doctor's stoppage) at 5:00 of the first round 

UFC 257 (1/24/21) McGregor was stopped by Dustin Poirier via strikes at 2:32 of the second round

UFC 246 (1/18/20) McGregor stopped Donald Cerrone via strikes at :40 of the first round

UFC 229 (10/6/18) McGregor was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov via neck crank at 3:03 of the fourth round in a bout for the UFC lightweight title

UFC 205 (11/12/16) McGregor stopped Eddie Alvarez via strikes at 3:04 of the second round to win the UFC lightweight title

UFC 202 (8/20/16) McGregor won a five round majority decision over Nate Diaz

UFC 196 (3/5/16) McGregor was submitted by Nate Diaz at 4:12 of the second round

UFC 194 (12/12/15) McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo at :13 of the first round to win the undisputed UFC featherweight title

UFC 189 (7/11/15) McGregor stopped Chad Mendes via strikes at 4:57 of the second round to win the interim UFC featherweight title

UFC Fight Night (1/18/15) McGregor stopped Dennis Siver via strikes at 1:54 of the second round

UFC 178 (9/27/14) McGregor stopped Dustin Poirier via strikes at 1:46 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (7/19/14) McGregor stopped Diego Brandao via strikes at 4:05 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (8/17/13) McGregor won a three round unanimous decision over Max Holloway

UFC on FUEL TV (4/6/13) McGregor stopped Marcus Brimage via strikes at 1:07 of the first round


When and why did you start training for fighting?
When I was a kid, to be able to defend myself in an unarmed combat situation

What ranks and titles have you held? Former UFC lightweight champion, former UFC featherweight champion (vacated belt), Cage Warriors 145lb Champion, Cage Warriors 155lb Champion consecutively, Brown Belt BJJ

Do you have any heroes? None, but I take inspiration from everyone and everything. I’m inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers, dreamers, believers, achievers

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a lifelong dream to compete here. It truly shows me the power of visualization and the power of an unshakeable belief. It is just the beginning

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? None. I have a masters in unarmed combat

What was your job before you started fighting? Plumber for 1 year, quit and pursued the combat dream ever since

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Boxing Champion

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Two weight champion, 3.5-second KO in professional Mixed Martial Arts

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: Rear Naked Choke

Favorite Striking technique: Knee

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 11: Conor McGregor (top) punches Chad Mendes in their UFC interim featherweight title fight during the UFC 189 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)