Tuesday 6 December 2016

The rise and rise of Conor McGregor: The build up to next week's New York bout has started

Published 05/11/2016 | 17:25

Ireland's Conor McGregor ahead of his welterweight bout against Nate Diaz of USA at UFC 202. Photo: Joshua Dahl/Sportsfile
Ireland's Conor McGregor ahead of his welterweight bout against Nate Diaz of USA at UFC 202. Photo: Joshua Dahl/Sportsfile

Think you know everything about Conor McGregor? Think again.

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From his early days as a football-mad child to his adolescent years as a would-be boxer, the Dubliner walked a similar path to many Irish youngsters.

His family's move from Crumlin to Lucan angered McGregor initially but, in time, it brought him into contact with the people who would change his life.

As recently as 2013 he collected the dole. Today, however, he's one of the highest paid sports stars on the planet.

Next weekend, he takes on Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 and immortality beckons for McGregor as he bids to add the lightweight title to his featherweight strap.

Ahead of that historic showdown at Madison Square Garden in New York, the Irish Daily Star have produced a brilliant 40-page glossy magazine that charts the rise and rise of The Notorious in today's paper.

The magazine analyses his many successes as well as his rare struggles. Read about how John Kavanagh changed his life and how Dee Devlin continues to tug at his heartstrings. Read about all of his rivalries, from Joseph Duffy to Jose Aldo to Nate Diaz to Eddie Alvarez.

Hats off. A fine production in the build up to next week's New Your showdown.

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