Conor McGregor is one of the most dominant fighters in the history of UFC.Between his astonishing knockout power and notorious trash talk, McGregor rose to become the king of combat sports.While it might appear as though McGregor was always meant for superstardom, his journey to the top of the fighting world started with humble beginnings.On the eve of his UFC return against Dustin Poirier, take a look back at the moments that brought McGregor where he is today.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
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Conor McGregor is one of the most dominant fighters in UFC history.
A two-division champion in UFC, McGregor was for a time considered the king of combat sports, living a lavish life and earning a nine-figure payday with the help of a dubious boxing match against Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
But while McGregor took naturally to the superstar life, it wasn’t something into which he was born. Coming from a working-class family from the suburbs of Dublin, McGregor journeyed his way through childhood gyms, a stint as a plumber’s apprentice, and eventual worldwide fame as the most “Notorious” fighter on the planet, and the biggest name in the UFC.
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Below we take a look a McGregor’s rise to the top of the world.