5 Greatest Conor McGregor fights
Conor McGregor has been synonymous with Mixed Martial Arts for quite some time now. In fact, it is safe to say that he is the biggest star in MMA at the moment. He has been responsible for a large portion of the mainstream attention that the sport has been getting recently.
And this magnitude is likely to rise the next time McGregor steps into the cage as well. While we don’t know when and where he will fight next, we can always take a look back into the career that he has had so far.
In his decade long-career, McGregor was involved in numerous memorable fights which not only changed the course of the UFC but also broke multiple records. From his early days in Local Irish promotions to his record-breaking run in the UFC, we will be trying to list out five of the biggest fights in Conor McGregor’s career. So without further ado, here goes.
#5 Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 1
UFC 196 was one of the biggest turning points in the career of Conor McGregor. He was initially supposed to fight Rafael Dos Anjos at the event but Dos Anjos later pulled out due to an injury. Nate Diaz then stepped up to take the fight on short notice and it was subsequently booked as a Welterweight fight between Conor and Nate.
McGregor came into the match on the back of his iconic 13-second knockout victory over Jose Aldo and everyone expected him to get the better of Diaz as well.
But much to the surprise of everyone, Diaz managed to pull out a huge surprise and submitted McGregor in the second round via a rear-naked choke. McGregor’s professional MMA record went to 19-3 after this loss and it also marked his first loss in the UFC.
Although it was a defeat on paper, the fight gave a huge boost to the net worth of Conor McGregor and it broke multiple pay-per-view records as well.