Rattling his way up through the UFC ranks in unprecedented fashion, Conor McGregor quickly announced himself as a KO artist whose striking abilities were to be treated with extreme caution…
With 21 professional MMA victories to his name, the ‘Notorious’ Irishman has won on a staggering 18 occasions via KO or TKO. However, although the SBG star’s jiu-jitsu game is not in any way highly regarded, McGregor has won on one sole occasion via submission.
Fighting for his first ever professional MMA title back in 2012, the Dubliner faced a highly rated Cage Warriors featherweight champion who was supposed to provide a significant threat in the form of his ground game. However, although the fight frequently ended up on the canvas, it was McGregor who shone with the Irishman capturing his first taste of gold via rear naked choke.
Watching a young McGregor discuss the bout prior to the event in footage that was recorded just five years ago, it’s truly hard to wrap one’s head around what the 29-year-old has achieved in such a short period of time.