What has Conor McGregor accomplished in UFC prior to Floyd Mayweather? These are the facts

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UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor had one of the most legendary 10-fight runs of any fighter in the promotion’s history before transitioning sports for Saturday’s much-anticipated boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.

McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC), who made his UFC debut in April 2013, steamrolled through the featherweight division to win the undisputed title before moving up to the lightweight division and making history by capturing the belt there, as well.

“The Notorious” has never had a pro boxing match and is a sizable underdog going into his showdown with Mayweather (49-0 boxing). McGregor has proven capable of pulling off the improbable and seemingly impossible inside the octagon, but it remains to be seen if he can do the same in the ring.

As McGregor goes into the ring against Mayweather with a clean slate in a new sport, take a look back at everything he’s accomplished in the UFC.

Championship achievements

  • McGregor is one of three fighters in UFC history to win the featherweight title and one of nine to hold the lightweight title.
  • He is the only fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously.
  • He is one of three fighters in UFC history to win titles in two weight classes. Randy Couture and B.J. Penn also accomplished the feat.
  • He is the only Irish champion in UFC history.
  • He is one of six European-born fighters in UFC history to win an undisputed belt. Germaine de Randamie, Michael Bisping, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Bas Rutten and Andrei Arlovski also accomplished the feat.
  • His 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo at UFC 194 marked the fastest title-fight stoppage in UFC history.

Striking achievements

  • McGregor has earned 18 of his 21 career victories by knockout. That includes seven of his nine UFC wins.
  • His seven knockout victories since 2014 in UFC competition are tied for second most in the company behind heavyweight Derrick Lewis (eight).
  • He is one of seven fighters in UFC history to earn five or more consecutive knockouts.
  • His six knockout victories in UFC featherweight competition are tied with Max Holloway for most in divisional history.
  • His six knockdowns landed in UFC featherweight competition are tied for second most in divisional history behind Holloway (eight).
  • He is one of three fighters in UFC history to earn three knockdowns in a single fight on two separate occasions. Anderson Silva and John Lineker also accomplished the feat.
  • He and Nate Diaz combined for 330 significant strikes landed at UFC 202, the third highest single-fight total in UFC history behind Diaz’s UFC 141 bout with Donald Cerrone (334) and Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov’s (332).

Other achievements

  • McGregor is one of seven fighters in UFC history to earn victories in three different weight classes.
  • He is the only fighter in UFC history to earn eight consecutive fight-night bonuses. No other fighter has won bonuses in more than six-straight fights.

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