How Conor McGregor went from plumber to nine-figure prize fighter

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Conor McGregor is one of the most dominant fighters alive.

A two-division champion in UFC, McGregor now finds himself as the king of combat sports, living a lavish life and getting ready for the biggest fight of his career — 12 rounds in a boxing ring against the undefeated Floyd “Money” Mayweather — and the likely nine-figure payday that will come with it.

But while McGregor is a natural to the superstar life, it wasn’t something he was born into. Coming from a working-class family from the suburbs of Dublin, Ireland, McGregor found his way through childhood gyms, a stint as a plumber’s apprentice, and eventual worldwide fame as the most Notorious fighter on the planet and the biggest name in the UFC.

Below we take a look a Conor McGregor’s rise to the top of the world.

A month later, it was announced that the fight was officially on. Mayweather and McGregor would meet in the ring in Las Vegas for what would surely be the biggest fight of the year. McGregor made the announcement official with a post to his Instagram page, trolling the undefeated boxer.

Read more: The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor mega-fight is officially set



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