He’s set to take on undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather later on today in what is being billed as the Fight of the Century, so how did a small town boy from Dublin become a sports super star?
Until as recently as 2013, Conor McGregor was an apprentice plumber claiming social welfare and driving an old banger of a car, dreaming of becoming the world’s greatest UFC fighter.
And now, his money-spinning showdown with Mayweather – which will see Conor transition into boxing for the first time – is set to break all records and surpass the $600million generated by Mayweather’s 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiato.
An audience packed with 20,000 fans is expected at the T-Mobile Arena in Sin City, with private jets ferrying celebrities into Vegas as bets worth more than a million dollars are placed on the bout.
Will you be watching?