When Conor McGregor Announced his Arrival as the ‘145lbs- KO King’

Conor McGregor is gearing up for a massive spot in a trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier on July 10. The bout is primed to be consequential for both men as it comes in as the decider in the rivalry. However, McGregor is no stranger to massive fights as his entire UFC run has been filled with marquee placements.

In fact, McGregor’s rise to fame came at featherweight and fans knew he was destined for greatness off the jump. In fact, McGregor himself lived up to his ‘Mystic Mac’ moniker as emphasized by a tweet from him in 2012. Prior to his entry into the UFC, the former Cage Warriors double champion put UFC President Dana White on notice.

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Conor McGregor: Aim for the moon

From early on, it was clear that Conor McGregor was destined for greatness and he definitely lived up to expectations. ‘The Notorious’ stormed the gates of UFC with consecutive wins that ultimately culminated with the featherweight title. He managed to make good on his promise of taking over the UFC’s featherweight division just over three years after the aforementioned tweet.

Conor McGregor vs Jose Aldo
LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: (R-L) Conor McGregor of Ireland punches Jose Aldo of Brazil in their UFC featherweight championship bout during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Not to mention, Conor McGregor has truly reigned in on his cache as a box office star in the UFC. McGregor holds all the meaningful records in terms of pay-per-view sales and live gate sell-outs and he’s aware of his overall influence. Chiefly, it’s McGregor’s drawing power and command over the box office that he made him the megastar that he is.

Moving up the ‘Proper’ way

In the realm of business too, Conor McGregor has dominated. He’s been a consistent chart-topper of Forbes ‘Richest Celebrity Lists’ and he’s beaten out top athletes from other sports. It was his foray into the liquor industry with ‘Proper 12’ that truly made him a force to be reckoned with.

Conor McGregor addresses the media
LAS VEGAS, NV: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor speaks to the media at the post fight press conference after his 13 second knockout victory over Jose Aldo in their featherweight championship fight during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

At the end of the day, McGregor’s performance under the bright lights is what matters the most to fight fans. It’s imperative that he goes out and puts on a dominant display against Dustin Poirier. ‘The Diamond’ is by no means an easy outing and it will take all of McGregor’s tactical prowess to come out on top.

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