.Conor Anthony McGregor
is an Irish mixed military artist who at present competes in the featherweight
division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the current UFC
In February 2013, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announces that they had signed McGregor to a multi-fight contract. In joining, McGregor became only the second ever fighter from the Republic of Ireland to compete for the company, following fellow SBG fighter Tom Egan. On 6 April 2013, McGregor made his UFC debut against Marcus Brimage on the preliminary card of UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs.
Latifi .He was successful
in his first bout, winning via TKO just over a minute into the first round. The
win also earned McGregor his first Knockout of the Night award.
McGregor was expected to face Andy Ogle on 17 August 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26However, Ogle pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Max Holloway
.McGregor won the fight by
unanimous decision. Following the bout with Holloway, an MRI scan revealed that
McGregor had torn his ACL during the bout and would require surgery, keeping
him out of action for up to ten months.