UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is popular for his mixed martial skills. He gained a huge name, but over half a decade, he’s been facing plenty of rumors suggesting Conor McGregor is gay. Is Conor McGregor gay? Well, it remains unclear, especially since Conor hasn’t commented on this. But some of the great UFC champions accused Conor of being gay. In fact, Conor apologized for his queer comment that raised many specualtions. Is he really gay? Let’s see.
Born in Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland, on July 14, 1988, to Tony and Margaret McGregor, Conor McGregor attended Irish-language schools. In his youth, he started playing football for Lourdes Celtic Football Club. Do you know he started learning boxing at 12 to defend himself from bullies? Later in 2006, McGregor moved to Lucan to attend Gaelcholaiste Colaiste Cois Life. He started a plumbing apprenticeship after then and met Tom Egan, who inspired him to train in mixed martial arts together.
Conor McGregor Career
Beginning Of His Career As A Mixed Martial Artist
Conor started his career in mixed martial arts in February 2017. He appeared in an amateur fight against Kieran Campbell. The following year he started training at the Straight Blast Gym. It finally helped him to make his first professional debut in an MMA bout, where he defeated Gary Morris. After his featherweight victory against Stephen Bailey, he decided to pursue a different career path, but his mother sought his coach’s help to let him continue pursuing mixed martial arts.
In February 2013, UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) announced they had signed Conor to a multi-fight contract. Soon he became the second fighter signed by the company from Ireland, following Tom Egan. He continued to win against several fighters until 2016. Conor lost to the former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger Nate Diaz. Nate came up with his signature move knocking Conor down. Later he had a rematch with Nate Diaz, and he won the rematch. It turns out to be the highest-selling pay-per-view in UFC history.
Change In Career
In June 2017, Conor made his first professional boxing debut against undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. It was later announced that both fighters would compete for the WBC Money Belt. However, Floyd won the match and $100 million, while Conor earned $30 million. But it wasn’t all. The Nevada State Athletic Commission sold 13,094 tickets for the event. Through pay-per-views, Mayweather reportedly made around $280 million, while McGregor earned $130 million.
Is Conor McGregor Gay?
While Conor McGregor has been in a relationship with businessperson Dee Devlin since 2008, there are plenty of gay rumors that suggest Conor McGregor is gay. It all started after the feud between Conor, and Paulie Malignaggi took an unexpected turn. In a bizarre rant, Paulie claimed that Conor has sexual feelings for him. The statement appeared a week after Conor mocked Paulie after their now-infamous sparring sessions in 2017. After that, Paulie called Conor McGregor gay. According to him, Conor had a thing for him. But he is a straight man and doesn’t want to entertain Conor.
It left fans believing Conor McGregor could be gay. However, Conor hasn’t stepped into this conversation and didn’t reveal anything about it. But Paulie continued to show his protest against Conor’s statement. Soon everyone became curious to learn about Conor’s sexuality. Is Conor McGregor gay? Well, it remains unclear. But following this incident, Floyd Mayweather also dropped a gay slur on Conor. Is there something that fans don’t know?
Conor McGregor Apologized For Being Queer
In November 2017, Conor made a gay slur against teammate Artem Lobov in a postfight talk. He called Fili a f—-t at least thrice. His comment was caught on camera, which soon created a problem for him. But McGregor quickly said that he didn’t mean to disrespect him. He also stated that he isn’t homophobic and supports same-sex marriage. So he doesn’t mean to insult queer people. But if he accidentally said anything, then he would like to apologize. But it didn’t reveal whether Conor McGregor is gay.
Does Conor McGregor Secretly Raise A Son?
While Conor has been accused of several things on more than one occasion over half a decade, a woman named Terri Murray claimed that Conor had a son with her. She filed an “Initial Enquiry Form” for child maintenance. She said the pair engaged after night stand in 2018. But soon, Conor denied the allegations and said he was ready for the DNA test. The sample cleared that Conor wasn’t the father of Terri’s son, Clodagh. Further, it hints that Conor McGregor isn’t gay.
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