What about his résumé? Well, the numbers in his career speak for themselves. So far in the two years he’s been at the UFC, McGregor’s numbers are as follows: 17-2-0 Win-loss-Draw Record 88% finish in KO/TKOs 83.33% in Takedown Accuracy 100% Takedowns Defended 000 Submission Average 69.18% Defense 42.86% Striking Accuracy and 5.72 average Strikes Landed per Minute Following his three back-to-back KO/TKO wins over Diego Brandao (Round 1 win in July 2014), Dustin Poirier (Round 1 win in September 2014) and most recently Dennis Siver (Round 2 win in January 2015), Mr. Notorious has climbed up the ranking in the featherweight division, currently placed third. His next fight will be coming against Chad Mendes on July 11th and there is good possibility (on paper) that he will be beaten since Mendes is similarly 17-2-0 in his UFC career. Even so, McGregor has proven himself countlessly against similar opponents, so Mendes should just be another worthy—but conquerable—challenge in Conor’s quest for All-time greatness in the UFC. Plus, the Connor McGregor we know, the one that is riding hot on a meticulous 12-fight winning streak, would not allow himself to come this far and lose to Mendes. In fact, McGregor is far from worried about Mendes that he’s avoided talking a big game about the fight, leaving Mendes to do most of the talking. Soon, we will be finding out who is the biggest of the two. At the moment though, it’s safe to say there is no stopping the one-man UFC show called McGregor, and for very good reasons. Since gracing the stage in MMA betting, McGregor has taken the world by storm, making himself one of the most dominant and marketable fighters in recent years. And going by his ever increasing stature, it is only a matter of time before McGregor cements his rightful position as No. 1 in the UFC featherweight rankings, if he is not that already. Sources UFC.com (http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Conor-McGregor) Wikipedia.org (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad_Mendes)
“We threw down.” Conor McGregor says he had actual fights w/his dad over his choice to quit plumbing and pursue MMA: http://t.co/5uI9lDR6zU— ESPN (@espn) July 3, 2015
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