Conor McGregor Wows The Crowd In 2015
Conor “The Notorious” McGregor, the undisputed UFC Featherweight Champion of the world, earned his title in an unbelievably brief 13-second match with former champion, Jose Aldo, on December 12 in Las Vegas, NV. McGregor’s one punch knockout ended the Brazilian fighter’s ten-year winning streak, a win that shocked the masses and made a lot of folks betting on the UFC very happy.
The 27-year-old Irish MMA star has made history by achieving the quickest title bout in all of UFC, a record once held by Ronda Rousey at 14 seconds. UFC 194 drew a record-breaking crowd to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. A whopping 90% of the crowd was made up of Irish fans, a home crowd that truly amazed McGregor. “I embraced every bit of it,” says McGregor. “The Irish people are coming out here, making this game everything it is today.”
Though, there was a lot of “trash talking” between the athletes leading up to the fight, McGregor proved that his bite remains true to his bark. He predicted exactly how the UFC 194 fight would play out, promising to deliver a knockout to his former champion opponent. In 2015, he managed to win all three of his fights by knockout, picking up two titles along the way and reaching new heights in his 19 – 2 MMA career. “It’s been a great year,” explains McGregor in a backstage interview. “I’m just extremely happy. It’s been a lot of hard work to get here, but we’re here now. Ireland reigns supreme.”
McGregor was born in Dublin and raised in the suburb of Crumlin. It was there that he developed his passion for athleticism while playing football (soccer). He made his MMA debut back in February 2007 when he was just 18 years old. He won his first match by technical knockout in the first round. Afterwards, he was signed on by the Irish Cage of Truth, which began his professional fighting career.
Now, 8 years later, Conor McGregor is being called the 2015 Fighter of the Year due to his quick rise to success. At the begging of 2015, he had only one win on an opponent in the Top-10 division. However, on January 18, McGregor’s match with Dennis Siver lived up to its promotional hype, setting the stage for a unarguably successful year. His next scheduled UFC fight has yet to be announced,and his fans are eager to see what comes next for “The Notorious.”