The most famous battles of Сonor McGregor
Every battle of the Irishman was an event that went beyond the sport – at least a million people bought paid sport broadcasts of each of his fights since December 2015. The most significant fight in McGregor’s career was with Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018. UFC 229, in which they fought, broke the record for the sale of paid broadcasts (in the United States they were bought 2.4 million times) and brought the company a record revenue of $ 86.4 million. If you are somehow new to the world of MMA sport and Conor McGregor in particular here is the list of must see fights.
Conor McGregor vs Chad Mendes
The very fight after which UFC fans began to take Conor seriously. Even before the battle, the audience called Mendes the first truly strong fighter who agreed to go against The Notorious one. At the end of the third round, Conor knocked out his opponent with a series of punches in the face and became the interim UFC featherweight champion.
Conor McGregor vs Jose Aldo
A title fight that UFC fans have been eagerly awaiting. After Conor won the interim title, there was talk that he could become a full-fledged champion. The fight with the owner of this title Jose Aldo took place in December 2015 and unexpectedly for everyone ended after Conor’s counterattack in the 13th second. A great example for sport of how a great win can be just one hit.
Conor McGregor vs Eddie Alvarez
One of McGregor’s spectacular fights took place almost seven years ago and took place in New York, in which by that time the ban on holding fights in mixed martial arts had just been lifted. Conor fought Alvarez for the lightweight title. With a technical blow in the second round, the Irishman, as expected for many, won. Experts note that Conor periodically kept his hands behind his back, thereby mocking his opponent.
Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz
Conor fought with Diaz twice. The first time he lost to him was in March 2016, but that same summer he took revenge. The fight lasted all five rounds and turned out to be very bloody. Unlike the first fight with Nate Diaz, here the outcome of the meeting was determined by the referee’s decision. It is not the first year that there has been talk of a possible third duel between rivals, but given the fact that Diaz was never able to truly recover after that defeat (first he took a pause, and then won one duel out of two and disappeared again), there are doubts about the expediency of this meeting. Conor also periodically goes into the shadows, but at least once a year he reminds everyone of himself. But the fans are already beginning to forget Diaz, no matter how Dana White tries to stir up interest in the fighter.
Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov
We think there is no need to reminisce about this battle, because during these years it has already become a real classic of mixed martial arts. This is far from the most spectacular sport event, but the atmosphere around the battle made it a cult one. We still remember the massive fight in the octagon and the attack on the bus. The duel between McGregor and Nurmagomedov is a real confrontation between two polar views on sports and completely different combat techniques. The fighter Khabib with his restraint and the “bandit” McGregor, who is great at striking. Their conflict has been going on for more than three years, and White’s recent announcement that Khabib may return leaves us with a chance for revenge. And there is no doubt that if this fight is organized, we will see the sports show again.