How many fights has Conor McGregor lost?

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Conor McGregor Losses
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Conor McGregor is one of the most popular fighters in combat sports. He has become famous for his fighting style, his brash personality, and his willingness to take on anyone, regardless of their reputation or status in the sport. McGregor has fought in many high-profile bouts over the years, and his record is a subject of interest to many fans and critics of the sport. The Irish superstar made his UFC debut in 2013 and amassed a professional MMA record of 22 wins and 6 losses (22-6).


Conor McGregor Losses

Out of the 28 times McGregor has fought inside the octagon, he has lost 6 times, with 4 of them happening in his UFC career. His most notable losses were against Nate Diaz, Dustin Poirier, and Khabib Nurmagomedov.


McGregor also made his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather, which he lost via TKO in the 10th round.


Combining both his professional MMA and boxing record, Conor McGregor has lost a total of 7 times in all combat sports.



Conor McGregor First Loss

Conor McGregor’s first loss came in his third professional MMA fight against Artemij Sitenkov. The fight took place at Cage of Truth 3 on 28 June 2008. McGregor lost the bout via a kneebar submission in the first round.



Conor McGregor vs. Joseph Duffy

McGregor suffered his second loss against Joseph Duffy at Cage Warriors 39: The Uprising. The fight took place on 27 November 2010, and McGregor lost via an arm-triangle choke 38 seconds into the first round.


Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 1

After going on a 15-fight winning streak, Conor McGregor faced his first loss in the UFC against Nate Diaz at UFC 196 on 5 March 2016. Diaz successfully submitted McGregor using a rear-naked choke in the second round.




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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor

Both Khabib and McGregor had been engaged in a long-standing rivalry, with McGregor known for his trash-talking and Nurmagomedov for his dominant wrestling style. The fight took place at UFC 229 in October 2018, and Nurmagomedov ultimately emerged victorious, submitting McGregor in the fourth round, giving McGregor his second loss in the UFC.


The fight was marred by a post-fight brawl that involved members of both fighters' teams, resulting in fines and suspensions for several individuals.




Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 2

The second fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor took place at UFC 257 on 24 January 2021, nearly seven years after their first encounter. This time, the two fighters faced off as top-ranked lightweights, with the winner potentially earning a shot at the division's championship.


In the early rounds, McGregor looked strong, landing several hard leg kicks and punches. However, Poirier was able to weather the storm and began to turn the tide in the second round, landing a series of punches and ultimately finishing McGregor with a flurry of strikes.


Poirier was declared the winner via KO. This was McGregor’s third loss in the UFC and fifth loss overall.




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Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor’s third fight took place at UFC 264 on July 10, 2021, at the T-Mobile Arena. Unlike their second fight, this fight seemed to have serious bad blood spewed from McGregor’s pre-fight trash-talking that didn’t sit well with Poirier, as he believed that McGregor had crossed the line.


The fight ended in the first round via doctor’s stoppage as McGregor had broken his leg with just seconds remaining in the first round. Poirier was declared the winner via TKO, handing McGregor his 4th loss in the UFC and 6th overall in MMA.


Conor McGregor Losses
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FAQs How many fights has Conor McGregor lost?

A. Conor McGregor holds a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) record of 22 wins and 6 losses.
A. Conor has been defeated twice by Dustin Poirier, once by Nate Diaz, and once by Khabib Nurmagomedov in his UFC career.
A. McGregor holds an MMA record of 22-6-0 and a professional boxing record of 0-1.
A. In his only professional boxing outing, McGregor lost to Floyd 'Money' Mayweather via knockout in the 10th round.

A. McGregor announced that his next fight will take place on the International Fight Week in July, against Michael Chandler.

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