Conor McGregor long before he was ‘The Notorious’

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Conor McGregor is the biggest star the sport of MMA has ever seen, bar none. There has never been anyone else quite like him and perhaps there may never be.

Love him or hate him, ‘The Notorious’ is one of a kind, with the elite-level skills to back all of it up.

But long before he was the combat sports superstar that he is today, he was a happy go lucky, very cute young kid which we see in the video below.

We see in the following home video footage from what looks to be a wedding, a young McGregor dancing with a big smirk on his face. Even as a young boy, you can see he moves his feet well but you could never guess from the video that he would go on to become one of the greatest fighters in the world.

McGregor most recently transcended the sport by competing in boxing at the highest level against Floyd Mayweather Jr. of all people in his very first bout. McGregor gave Mayweather all he could handle, particularly in the early rounds, and though he didn’t get the win, he can still hold his head high as he performed extremely well especially for someone who’s never boxed before.

Prior to the Mayweather fight, McGregor’s run in the UFC was nothing short of spectacular. He made history by becoming the first simultaneous champion of two weight classes when he beat lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 last November.

So what’s next for McGregor? There are quite a few options on the table for him and he literally has his pick of the litter. A third fight with Nate Diaz is a likely possibility as is either the winner of Ferguson/Lee at UFC 216 or perhaps even a fight against Khabib who many feel would be his biggest challenge, style-wise.

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