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8 Facts About Conor McGregor

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Conor Anthony McGregor is an Irish professional mixed martial artist who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is an American mixed martial arts promotion company, a subsidiary of the parent company William Morris Endeavor, based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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He is the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion and former UFC Featherweight Champion.

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During his career, McGregor has competed as a featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight.

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In 2008, McGregor started his mixed martial arts career and, in 2012, he won both the Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Championships, holding both titles concurrently before vacating them to sign with the UFC.

Mixed martial arts is a mix of different styles of martial arts.

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In 2015, at UFC 194, McGregor defeated José Aldo for the featherweight championship via knockout after thirteen seconds in the first round.

A knockout is a fight-ending, winning criterion in several full-contact combat sports, such as boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, mixed martial arts, karate, some forms of taekwondo and other sports involving striking.

José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Junior is a Brazilian mixed martial artist in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the UFC Featherweight Champion, currently in his second reign.

UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on December 12, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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This was the fastest victory in UFC title fight history.

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Upon defeating Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship, at UFC 205, McGregor became the first fighter in UFC's history to hold titles in two divisions simultaneously.

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor was a mixed martial arts event promoted by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on November 12, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.

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He is known for being the biggest pay-per-view draw in MMA, as well as his extravagant lifestyle and trash talking.

Pay-per-view is a type of pay television service by which a subscriber of a television service provider can purchase events to view via private telecast.

Trash-talk is a form of insult usually found in sports events and insulting people.

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