When did Conor McGregor win his first UFC championship? exploring The Notorious’ esteemed UFC legacy

Conor McGregor has emerged as one of the most captivating and compelling figures in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) over the course of the past ten years.

Despite potentially entering a phase of his career where his prime may be behind him, McGregor’s journey and ascent through the MMA ranks remain utterly fascinating for MMA fans. 

When did Conor McGregor win his first UFC championship?

After making his UFC debut in 2013 against Marcus Brimage in the featherweight division, ‘Mystic Mac’ gained prominence by defeating notable featherweight contenders and showcasing his distinct personality both within and outside the Octagon.

The Irish superstar’s brash and cocky demeanor played a pivotal role in establishing his personal brand. However, it was his remarkable victory over Jose Aldo in 2015, where McGregor claimed the UFC Featherweight Championship, that truly captivated the attention of the world.

Later, McGregor’s magnetic personality and exceptional marketing skills undeniably played a significant role in his rise to stardom, making him one of the most recognizable figures in combat sports. 

Looking at Conor McGregor’s legacy and career

A year following his featherweight success, McGregor made a move to the lightweight division with the aim of challenging Eddie Alvarez and becoming the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two different weight classes concurrently.

However, McGregor’s career took a downturn with his submission defeat against Khabib Nurmagomedov in their highly anticipated lightweight title fight. This loss is widely considered the starting point of his decline in the world of mixed martial arts.

Conor established himself as one of the greatest lightweight fighters in the history of the UFC during his prime. The former two-division champion’s impressive punching power, precise striking, and ability to deliver spectacular finishes captivated audiences worldwide.

Nonetheless, opinions have varied concerning his claim to the top spot in the pound-for-pound rankings. McGregor is scheduled to fight against Michael Chandler later this year, which is now uncertain due to potential complications arising from USADA. 

Despite all the noise and drama, do you still think McGregor and Chandler will face off in the octagon? Please leave a remark with your opinions.



Khandaker Muntasir

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Khandaker Muntasir Hossain is a passionate writer and avid reader. Other than having an immense interest in astronomy and gastronomy, he has been a sports lover all his life. Currently covering mixed martial arts, wrestling and boxing of all promotions for Sportszion.


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