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At A Glance: Conor McGregor's Rise To Stardom In The UFC

"I am cocky in prediction. I am confident in preperation. But I am always humble in victory or defeat." - Conor McGregor

UFC Rising: Conor McGregor aired on FOX Sports 1 ahead of Fight Night Boston on Jan. 12, and it’s now available on UFC FIGHT PASS.
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The series, UFC Rising, focuses on emerging stars of the UFC, and McGregor has clearly established himself as one of the premier stars in the sport of MMA today. In this special, “The Notorious” breaks down a few of his fights in The Film Room, and showcases his unbelievable athleticism in The Lab.
It’s been a rise like no other for McGregor since he entered the UFC back in April 2013. Relive some of his most moving interviews inside the Octagon:
After making his long-awaited return at Fight Night Dublin, McGregor brought the house down against Diego Brandao. He then went on to speak for a riveting three minutes in front of his hometown crowd.

McGregor then moved on to his first top 10 opponent in Dustin Poirier at UFC 178. He predicted the first-round finish once again, and went on to deliver a few more memorable one-liners.

In his latest triumph, McGregor could barely contain the emotions afterward, jumping out of the cage to acknowledge UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who was sitting in the first row. Boston became like McGregor’s second home that night, and he went on to talk about Aldo and his performance.

Everybody seems to have an opinion when it comes to Conor McGregor. Check out some of the most recent Twitter reaction to McGregor following his dynamic TKO finish against Dennis Siver in Boston:

I will raise the tri-colour high every single time!!!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 19, 2015


Congrats to the McGregor-nator @TheNotoriousMMA on terminating another opponent. Can't wait for your world championship fight. I'll be there
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 19, 2015


Helluva way to electrify last night Irishman @TheNotoriousMMA Great to see. Get after it and grab that brass ring brotha.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 19, 2015


If you haven't heard of him by now, you're missing out. The @ufc has a new phenom and his name is @TheNotoriousMMA.
— ESPN Highlights (@HighlightsESPN) January 19, 2015


I will raise the tri-colour high every single time!!!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 19, 2015


Estos dos se animaban a un careo @TheNotoriousMMA vs @JonnyBones #UFC183
— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) February 1, 2015


He's proving himself to be quite the force “@CallumKing17_: @JonnyBones your opinion on Conor McGregor?”
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) January 23, 2015


UFC Fight Night 59 may have been as much a coronation as it was sports combat, but it worked. McGregor is a star:
— Luke Thomas (@SBNLukeThomas) January 21, 2015


I just wanted to give a shout out to Conor McGregor awesome fight this weekend #UFC59 #Con...
— Brett Favre (@Favre4Official) January 20, 2015


Did You See @UFC's Big #ECW Moment in Boston Last Night?
— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) January 19, 2015


Been watching clips of @TheNotoriousMMA and he's making me a @ufc fan #GameChanger #Entertainer and he can fight like F#*K aswell
— Callum Johnson (@CallumTheOne) January 19, 2015


Fear of spiders is called arachnophobia, fear of tight spaces is called claustrophobia, and fear of Conor McGregor is just plain logic.
— Vinny Magalhaes (@VinnyMMA) January 19, 2015


Conor McGregor was once bitten by a poisonous snake. after three days of excrutiating pain, the cobra died. #NotoriousFacts
— Vinny Magalhaes (@VinnyMMA) January 19, 2015


How big is Conor McGregor? It's late Monday morning and the guy who LOST to him is still trending on Twitter.
— Mark La Monica (@LaMonicaMark) January 19, 2015


No one in the history of Irish sport has captivated the public like @TheNotoriousMMA has. You're an inspiration!
— Katie Taylor (@KatieTaylor) January 19, 2015


Met @TheNotoriousMMA at Espn and he was an awesome dude. I'm a fan . @ufc you got a winner! Sleep well y'all
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) January 19, 2015

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