The UFC Champion told his parents he would be a millionaire by 25 and the next thing he did was to quit his job as a plumber. He had to leave this manual job so he could face his training full time in Mixed Martial Arts. Things were unfortunately not as easy as he thought it was going to be and this 25-year old goal eventually took a little longer. McGregor is a lover of confrontation and has remained determined in his pursuit of success.
Date of Birth: July 14, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Conor McGregor was born with his fists clenched! This is no joke as his father has attested to this fact severally that his son was indeed a born fighter. The midwife even said instantly that “this fella is going to be a boxer”. McGregor has lived to fulfil this “prophecy” and has become today one of the most profitable UFC featherweight champion. This article would take you into the lives of the other McGregors and his love story.
Tony McGregor (father)
Tony McGregor was born to an Irish father who worked for the Navy and an English mum. His father was always away at sea because of the nature of his job and this placed so much pressure on their marriage so that by the time Tony was eight, his mother Patricia was moving on with someone else. After she left, they never saw her again.
McGregor and his siblings continued living with their father and he soon started a Tech school. When Tony was fifteen, he met Margaret and she was damn beautiful. In fact, the UFC Champion’s father has said it was her looks that attracted him. She was pretty then and she still is. A year later, they both landed jobs at a local factory and their romance sparkled. In 1980, by the time they were 21, the lovers got married.
Papa McGregor soon became a working-class family man and he never went to school or college. For 26 years, he worked as a night driver so during the day, he was privileged to be a part of his kid’s lives. He got to spend a lot of time with his children and noticed quite early that his son really enjoyed fighting.
Tony did not approve of Conor’s choice of career initially; he could not see how his son would make a living from such sport. He eventually gave in to his son’s desires when he saw how visionary and disciplined he was. Tony is glad today that he survived testicular cancer and has seen his son’s dream come true. Since the arrival of Conor’s baby, both parents and grandparents have been over the moon and are glad everyone is healthy.
Margaret McGregor (mother)
‘The Notorious’ returned home from school one day and asked his parents why they had put him in soccer all these while? The McGregor parents were not quite surprised because they had seen signs that their boy loved to fight. Till date, Margaret cannot bear to watch her son in the ring just because she doesn’t want to see him hurt. She got to be okay with it since it was what he wanted to do and she gave him her full support even before he became the world-class champion he is today. Tony refers to his wife as the backbone of their family and she is the reason why the UFC fighter is very generous.
Erin McGregor (older sister from same parents)
Date of Birth: June 2, 1981
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
She was born a year after her parents’ 1908 wedding. Erin gave her brother a book titled The Secret and this book virtually changed the course of Conor’s life. It was available in DVD form so he saw that video copy with his girlfriend. From that day on, Conor became I control of his life with the power of positive thinking. This goes to show how cordial the McGregor family are.
Erin is also an athlete and she in better shape than most other martial artists. She is a body builder, a freelance hairdresser and a mother to two kids; Harry and Taylor.
Aoife McGregor Elliott (older sister from same parents)
Date of Birth: July 25, 1985
Zodiac Sign: Leo
To everyone else, Conor is the brash fighter with a he fan base but to hi sisters, he is their lovely brother. He shares a very close bond between his sisters and family as a whole. The blonde beauty Aoife owns an excavation business alongside her husband Mark Elliot whom she married in January 2017. Of all the three McGregor siblings, Aoife is the only one who did not inherit the bodybuilding gene. The curvy beauty is indeed the McGregor’s Barbie!
Dee Delvin (girlfriend)
Duration of Relationship: 2008 till present
Date of Birth: August 9, 1987
Zodiac Sign: Leo
The saying is true which says behind every great man is a great woman. McGregor is this case does not just have his mother as the first woman but another pretty woman to stand by him. The cage-fighter has been in a long relationship with Walkinstown-born Dee Delvin. They met when McGregor was a 19 year old with only a dream to be a champion MMA fighter.
They met at a night club and the fighter says she seemed like a nice girl. There was an instant attraction and that was the beginning of their love story which is now almost a decade. Conor says Delvin has been of great help throughout his career and he probably won’t be where he is now if it wasn’t for her.
She oversees the business side of his career and he pays her for it. Just recently, Dee made the UFC Champion a proud father with a healthy baby boy. The Ireland’s top couple currently have no intention to get married. Life is great for them and they are still in cloud 9 since the arrival of their son.
Conor Jack McGregor Jr. (son with Dee Delvin)
Date of Birth: May 5, 2017
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Immediately after his birth, his father took time off the octagon to adjust to new life as a father. Conor Jr. is barely two months old and since his arrival, has been the source of a new kind of joy to the McGregor family.