Conor McGregor takes himself (and us) again to discovering out about his UFC debut and the work he put into his craft
On April 6, 2013, the UFC was launched to a future celebrity who would shortly quickly carve his footprint into the game of Blended Martial Arts. Whereas nobody knew Conor McGregor would go on to carry UFC titles concurrently and break pay-per-view information on the time, McGregor made an impression nearly instantly as he stepped into the Octagon.
It was in Stockholm, Sweden, at UFC on Gas TV 9, that McGregor would signify his arrival with a 67-second end of Marcus Brimage. It was additionally right here the place McGregor would lay down one in all his most well-known quotes, telling UFC President Dana White “60 Gs, child!” after his efficiency — and he could be awarded the Knockout of the Night time.
Now, eight years to the date of his debut, McGregor launched a sequence of tweets reflecting on how he discovered about his first UFC struggle and the method main into it.
Conor McGregor says he’ll take the identical strategy from his UFC debut into his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier
The short win over Brimage would simply be the start of a extremely profitable profession for McGregor, who’d go on to win the UFC featherweight and light-weight titles and turn into the primary simultaneous two-division champ in UFC historical past. He’d additionally set a brand new report for many bought UFC pay-per-view twice (UFC 202 and UFC 229), in addition to have a crossover “Cash Battle” with boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr.
McGregor’s profession, in fact, wouldn’t come with out controversy from the UFC 229 post-fight melee, to a lot of sexual assault allegations, and from the Florida phone-smashing incident to punching an aged gentleman in a pub.
McGregor additionally hasn’t had a significant win within the Octagon since turning into champ-champ, most lately being completed by KO/TKO for the primary time in his profession in January at UFC 257 in opposition to Dustin Poirier.
The 2 are scheduled to fulfill in a trilogy bout at UFC 264 on July 10 and one has to marvel if McGregor will be capable to lastly get again on observe.
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