MMA fighters all have different personalities. Some, like Ronda Rousey, are extremely outspoken and absolutely love to get attention from the media. Others, like the Diaz brothers, prefer to stay on the down-low, appearing in public only when they must and answering questions to a bare minimum. However, there are also fighters that we know absolutely nothing about. Who are they? Where do they come from? How did they get in this sport? The answer to these questions can be hard to find, especially with fighters that don't like to talk to the media.
Though I can't speak for everyone else, I am personally extremely excited for UFC 194. Jose Aldo pulling out of the July fight was absolutely heart-breaking, but it made the event that much more special due to the wait. Obviously, the two main event competitors are Jose Aldo, the best pound for pound fighter in the world, and Conor McGregor, the interim champion and arguably the biggest draw in the UFC.
Jose Aldo has been around for the long time, and is one of the most dominant champions the sport has ever seen. We all know about his though childhood, the story behind his scar, and the basics of his personal life.
What do we really know about Conor McGregor though? We know that he is a KO specialist and we know about his trash-talk skills. However, behind all this talk that McGregor puts up in order to promote his fights, who is he as a person? Here are 15 things you probably didn't know about Conor McGregor:
15 The Hat in his Bag
14 McGregor has been Fighting his whole Life
13 He used to be a Plumber
12 McGregor wanted to become a Soccer Player
11 His Sister is also an Athlete
10 He won two Belts in under a Year
9 The Aldo trash-talking goes way back
Conor McGregor's trash-talking of Jose Aldo didn't just stem from their anticipated bout. It goes back to way before McGregor even made his UFC debut. In a past interview that took place before his career in the UFC, he once said: There is no opponent, there is no Jose Aldo. Who the f*** is Jose Aldo? There is no no one, you’re against yourself.”
8 He tried to place a $3 million bet with Dana White
7 His brutal weight cut
6 He is faster than Ronda Rousey
5 He tore his ACL during a fight
4 His idol is Muhammad Ali
3 His support of gay marriage
2 He is planning on changing his nickname
1 Superstitions and sex before fighting
Conor McGregor is not a superstitious man. He takes this even further by claiming that superstition is a sign of weakness. For example, when Conan O'Brian asked him what he thinks of the superstition of abstaining from sex before a fight, is answer was: ''That is most certainly a superstition that I do not abide by. I definitely have as much sex as possible.” With Ronda Rousey saying the same thing to this question, perhaps the two best PPV sellers would make a good couple.
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