The Nevada Athletic Commission suspends McGregor and Nurmagomedov for at least 10 days after their fight at UFC 229 ended with brawls spreading into the crowd. The suspensions are effective from October 15th but could be extended after the events have been investigated further. Nurmagomedov says he will quit UFC if one of his fellow fighters is punished for his role in the aftermath of the Russian’s victory over McGregor last Saturday.
Nurmagomedov beats McGregor with a submission win in Las Vegas to retain the lightweight title. Nurmagomedov dominated the fight before submitting McGregor late into the fourth round. McGregor struggled to evade Khabib’s clutches and was forced to eventually tap out from the chokehold.
According to the UFC’s official statistics, McGregor was taken down a total of three out of seven attempts by Nurmagomedov, which he struggled to get up from. Before getting the fourth round submission, Nurmagomedov also landed 70 significant strikes and 104 total strikes. McGregor on the other hand, only landed 50 significant strikes and a total of 96 overall.
With the victory, Nurmagomedov improved his unblemished record to 27-0 and retained his lightweight title.
McGregor is spotted doing squats in Central Park, using a person as a weight.
Danis shares photos of himself and McGregor working on the mats at Hamptons Jiu-Jitsu school in New York.
Solid training session today in the Hamptons.
To celebrate 25 years of existence, the UFC publishes a list of the top 25 fights in the promotion’s history. The McGregor vs. Diaz rivalry is awarded the top two spots. The first fight, which Diaz memorably won by submission is the runner-up to the dramatic five-round majority decision won by McGregor.
#5 – Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard II (January 2011)
#4 – Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald II (July 2015)
#3 – Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson I (November 2011)
#2 – Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz I (March 2016)
#1 – Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz II (August 2016)
McGregor is given a two-month suspension from all sport on medical grounds. The ban prevents McGregor from another fight – boxing or MMA – until at least October 26 and no physical contact at all until October 11. At the end of the ban period, Nevada State Athletic Commission will ask McGregor, 29, to take a medical exam. McGregor was spotted with a black eye hours after the fight, but otherwise looked in good shape. A medical suspension is given when a fighter is “determined by a physician to be unfit to compete” until “it is shown that he or she is fit for further competition.”
McGregor is set to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo on the Forbes athlete rich list, following his super-fight with Mayweather, which is expected to earn him around £77m — and that’s not including endorsement deals. Ronaldo topped the list this year with earnings of £71m. McGregor is renowned for his predictions, and foresaw overtaking Ronaldo when Ronaldo visited him in training last year.
McGregor: You were number one on the Forbes list, I was like number 35 or something. I’ll get up. Maybe next year I’ll get you.
Ronaldo: I don’t think so.
McGregor piled on more than a stone in weight in the hours before the fight with Mayweather. At Friday’s weigh-in he tipped the scales at 153lb — just under the 154lb limit for the contest. Then he started to refuel and rehydrate so that he claimed he was back to his ideal “fighting weight” of 170lb before entering the ring. McGregor reached the 154lb weigh-in limit by drinking little water over several days and not eating carbohydrates.
Floyd Mayweather beats Conor McGregor in the tenth round with a TKO. McGregor starts strong in the first two rounds. In the third round the fighters grapple more, with McGregor getting a warning for hitting Mayweather on the back of the head. In the fourth round, Mayweather comes back, while McGregor’s energy lowers. From the sixth round, Mayweather attacks aggressively. In the ninth McGregor appears very tired, with Mayweather going for the kill. In the tenth the referee stops the fight. Mayweather:
We talked about he’s a tough competitor. I told him that I owed him for the Pacquiao. He’s a lot better than I thought he was. He was a tough competitor, but I was the better man tonight. Out game plan was to go to him…Me and my dad talked about it. We wanted him to use all his heavy shots early…I guaranteed everybody that this fight wouldn’t go the distance. I want to thank all the fans around the world, and from Ireland, for coming…This was my last fight. Tonight I chose the right dance partner. Conor McGregor you’re a hell of a champion.
I took the early rounds pretty handy. He’s not that powerful, but he’s composed. Fair play to him. He’s had a great run. They should have let me keep going…I was just a little fatigued…I’ve been strangled on live TV and came back. I thought we were closed…Of course [I’ll get back to the UFC]…I’m just happy I’m here in the flag, with the fans.
According to a document obtained from the Nevada Athletic Commission, McGregor will take home a disclosed purse of $30 million, which is 10 times bigger than any public one he’s made in the UFC. Mayweather will make $100 million. Both McGregor and Mayweather will both make much more than those purses in total. McGregor has said he’ll make upwards of $100 million for the bout, while Mayweather has floated that he could make $300 million. McGregor’s highest public purse up until this point was $3 million for his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August 2016 at T-Mobile Arena.
McGregor weighs-in at 153 pounds, one pound under weight, and 3.5 pounds heavier than Mayweather.
He looks like dogsh*t. Blown up. Full of water. That’s the worst shape I’ve ever seen him. I’m gonna breeze through. 153! I’m a professional. I make weight…I put in the work, as everyone can tell… I’ll be a lot bigger [when I get into the ring]. [I’ll be] 170. You can’t beat us. We roll in and we take over. Las Vegas is Ireland now…I won’t go nowhere other than the center of the ring. So let’s see who can take it. He’s over there twiddling his thumbs…I see a man afraid.
Mayweather weighs in at 149.5 pounds, 4.5 pounds underweight.
I’ve been here before. I know what it takes. He did a lot of [talking] but tomorrow it comes down to the fighters. Weight doesn’t win fights. Fighting wins fights…It won’t go the distance. Mark my words…I just want to thank the fans. The will become the greatest last fight also…The fans can’t fight for you. It comes down to the two competitors. 49 times I went out there it was one on one.
The Official Weigh-In for McGregor vs Mayweather is happening now. McGregor weighs 153 pounds. Mayweather weighs 149.5 pounds.
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Malignaggi fights McGregor, shortly after arriving on a cross-country flight. Their spar is described by Tiernan Bradley as a “full-on fight”. Bradley:
I was in Paulie’s corner and although he hasn’t fought since March and is retired, he’s getting sharper by the day. You can see he’s still a class operator, and it was an interesting spar to watch – more a full on fight actually. Conor told us all when Paulie came into camp ‘this is not a spar, I want to fight him. I’m ready for a war’.
We had 12 rounds of sparring last night. It was good work, hard work. I actually wasn’t too thrilled that they wanted me to go twelve rounds 24 hours after getting off a cross-country flight. Especially when I hadn’t worked all last week, so I wasn’t thrilled and I kinda came into the gym last night with a bit of a chip on my shoulder and the sparring got intense, it got heated. We went 12 hard rounds and I think I made my point last night I’ll say that. Basically, don’t f— with me. I’m here to help, I’m here to do the best I can for you guys, so don’t try to take advantage of me. Don’t try to make like you’re running a two-time world champion out of your camp or whatnot. Honestly I questioned last night whether I could go twelve rounds and the first five rounds of back-and-forth action, I wasn’t really sure I could go the full twelve. Then as we got to round six, he started fading a little bit and that’s when I really tried to dig in there and that’s when I said you know what I’m going to stay in here, I got a point to make tonight. I managed to last until about 12, but in rounds 11 and 12 he came back and put it on me. I just totally gassed out in the eleventh and twelfth. So we returned the favors to each other last night.
WME-IMG, owners of the UFC, set a $10 million asking price for the title sponsor of the McGregor-Mayweather fight. The $10 million would nearly double boxing’s largest single-fight sponsorship, the $5.6 million that Tecate paid for Mayweather-Pacquiao in May 2015. The sponsoring company would get its logo at the center of the ring at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, its branding on ring girls, on two of the ropes and in the two nonfighter corners of the ring. The deal also includes sponsorship of the first minute of every round on the broadcast and $500,000 in tickets. For $5 million sponsors can buy one of the fighters’ corners that would include signage in that corner, sponsorship to the broadcast corner cam and $250,000 in tickets.
Bradley, a six times Irish champion with a record of 98-2, joins McGregor’s camp. Insiders say he has been chosen because his style is similar to Floyd Mayweather’s.
So it’s official!! I’m Team McGregor, contracts signed for the next two weeks I will be one of his three sparring partners down here in Dublin! Great opportunity to be apart of one of the biggest fight in combat sports history which should surpass all records! I will give my all to make sure McGregor is at his best so we can really make history! ☘️??
Johnson, ex-UFC fighter and former Manny Pacquiao sparring partner, announces he has joined the McGregor camp.
GOD is so good to me!!! ITS OFFICIAL!!! IM TEAM MCGREGOR!!! Headed to Ireland to help out the legend himself Conor mcgregor for his upcoming bout against Floyd mayweather which is stated to be the biggest fight in combat sports history! I was fortunate enough to be apart of the biggest boxing fight in history when I helped manny pacquiao prepare against Floyd mayweather, now I’ll be apart of this mega fight which should surpass all records…ESCONDIDO stand up!!! I will give every ounce in me to make sure mcgregor is at his best so we can really make history!!!
Conlan says he will be joining McGregor’s camp in preparation for the fight with Mayweather.
[Conor] asked me would I come down and be a part of his camp. He would like me to be part of his camp for the fight if it happens. He didn’t even say if it happens, he said he would like me to be a part of the camp for the fight. I’m not saying I’m going to spar him or nothing. He wants me to come down and be part of it and experience it all with me. I think it’ll be a fantastic opportunity to go down and do that. I definitely bring something to the table. I’d definitely be able to spot things, if things are wrong, if he’s throwing punches wrong, little things people who aren’t in boxing do naturally. There’s a lot of things I’d be able to give him pointers on, or tips on…I’m not going to say I’m going to teach him how to beat Floyd Mayweather!
McGregor announces a partnership in Ireland with HR Owen, the high-end car dealer.
I am now officially teaming up with @HROwen and @hrowenvipservices to change that! We are in the process of building a network here where we will bring multiple high end luxury motor vehicles on to Irish shores for sale and supply!
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The UFC confirms McGregor has vacated his featherweight title, and that Aldo, who defeated Frankie Edgar for the interim title at UFC 200 in July 2016, is now the undisputed champion of the division. The UFC 206 main event on Dec. 10 between Max Holloway and former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will be contested for the interim featherweight title.
McGregor beats Alvarez to become lightweight champion, and take two belts. After three knockdowns in the first round, Alvarez is beaten in the second by KO at 3:04.
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) November 13, 2016
McGregor and Alvarez appear at the UFC 205 Ceremonial weigh-in. Alvarez (to boos from the audience):
I’m here to represent the beast coast, the East Coast, I’m gonna silence all of you.
This is just another day for me. I do this every week. Raise double gold. Ireland stand up, we’re about to do it again.
McGregor makes his weight at the official UFC 205 weigh in. When he steps up to the podium the lights in the room go out. His recorded weight is 154.4 pounds.
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) November 11, 2016
McGregor and Alvarez will appear at the UFC 205 official weigh-in at 6pm/3pm ETPT (11pm UK time) live from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
McGregor comes second in the the UFC punch test, beating Alvarez, and hitting harder than Welterweight challenger Stephen Thompson. Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley was the hardest hitter.
McGregor beats Diaz in a majority decision (48-47, 48-47, 47-47) after five rounds. McGregor leads with leg kicks in the first round, knocking down Diaz within 1m 30s. Diaz is knocked down in the beginning of the second round, and starts bleeding from above the eyes. Round three comprises grappling, with a strong finish from Diaz. A re-energized McGregor comes back in round four. In the final seconds of the final round Diaz gets McGregor on the ground.
Surprise! Surprise, motherf-cker! The king is back! He took [leg kicks] better than I expected. He’s a hell of a fighter. A hell of a competitor. He brought out the best in me. But I stayed calm with him. I learned from last contest. This time I want to do it at 155 pounds, I came in at 170 with him as the bigger man and I overcame that adversity. Now this trilogy is on my terms, come back down to 155 and we’ll do it.
I thought I had him. I’m too real for this fight. I’m ready to go again. Good job Conor, but we going for three.
Video is released of McGregor sparring with Nelson at Mjölnir MMA in Iceland.
McGregor defeats Aldo in 13 seconds, the fastest finish in any UFC title fight.
As the fight starts McGregor takes the center of the octagon. McGregor misses a straight left hand, followed with a leg kick that connects. As Aldo hits with a right-left punch combination, McGregor connects his first punch then hist Aldo’s chin with a left hook that leaves Aldo unconscious. As Aldo falls to the ground, McGregor connects with two hammer fists before the referee stops the fight. Within a minute, Aldo regains consciousness.
McGregor defeats Mendes for the Interim Featherweight title, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor is the first UFC champion from the Republic of Ireland. During the fight he spends much of the first two rounds on his back, but he finishes the fight a big left hand that puts Mendes down in the 58th second of the second round. McGregor pounds away for the stoppage and then jumps onto the cage in celebration.
In his professional UFC debut, in Stockholm, Sweden, McGregor beats Brimage with a knockout from a series of uppercuts in 67 seconds. McGregor fought despite a tooth infection which had developed on fight week. He couldn’t open or close his mouth past a certain point, and had difficulty sleeping.
It was just another thing. Nothing could’ve stopped me in there. I wasn’t going to be broken. It was just another thing. Adversity causes some men to break and other men to break records. I chose to be the second one. That’s the way I looked at it. I looked at it as another challenge and f-ck the pain. It’s only a tooth at the end of the day. I got through it.
At CG 2: Clash of the Giants, McGregor beats Sowinski by a KO in the second round.
McGregor beats Doherty at Immortal Fighting Championship 4, in Letterkenny, Ireland, with a knockout in four seconds.
McGregor plays football in Brickfield Park, Drimnagh, for Yellowstone, now known as Stanaway Celtic, for two years. Manager:
Most weeks we’d have had about five people, a dog and a man with an umbrella at our matches. The first year he was generally down with us all year. But in the second, you’d be lucky to get him in once a week, because he got more into the MMA and got more committed.
Mcgregor defeats Stephen Bailey with a TKO in 1:22 at K.O. -- The Fight Before Christmas in in Whitehall Colmcille GAA club, Dublin.
I’m the f-cking future.
McGregor defeats Taylor with a TKO at Cage Rage – Contenders: Ireland vs. Belgium, which is held in Ireland’s National Stadium.
McGregor makes his professional MMA debut at Cage of Truth 2, defeating Gary Morris with a second-round TKO.
McGregor joins Dublin’s Straight Blast Gym team, where he is coached by Sergey Pikulskiy.
Conor’s been wrestling since day one when I came to SBG. From the start he picked things up right away. He’s probably the only person who never missed a wrestling class.
McGregor makes his MMA debut, at the amateur Ring of Truth contest in Ringside Boxing Club, Dublin. He beats Campbell with a TKO in the first round,