Conor McGregor Scouting Report

Conor McGregor Scouting Report

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Conor McGregor Scouting Report


LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 5: Conor McGregor (L) punches Nate Diaz during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor Scouting Report


5’9″ 170 lbs (Welterweight)
74″ reach, Southpaw
July 14, 1988


22-4 (UFC: 10-2)

Current Streak

1 straight win


Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
National boxing champion

Championships Held

CWFC Featherweight  Champion: 2012 (no title defenses)
CWFC Lightweight Champion: 2012 (no title defenses)
Interim UFC Featherweight Champion: 2015 (no title defenses)
UFC Featherweight Champion: 2015-16 (no title defenses)
UFC Lightweight Champion: 2016-17 (no title defenses)



– dynamic striker
– knockout power in all his limbs
– precision accuracy with his strikes
– left hand is deadly
– extremely confident
– trash talking can get into opponent’s head
– young & in his prime
– huge reach for his height
– finishes fights
– very active striker
– greatly outstrikes his opponent
– solid takedown defense
– very successful landing his own takedowns
– solid striking defense
– great footwork
– very good at understanding space
– cerebral fighter
– well coached
– knockout power transfers with him to higher weight classes
– very fast starter



– has shown that an elite wrestler can take him down & keep him there for long stretches
– susceptible to submissions
– doesn’t land many takedowns
– has had cardio issues when fighting at heavier weights
– has been inactive over past few years
– very busy doing non-MMA activities – loss of focus?
– some question is heart when the going gets tough in a fight
– has spent majority of his career fighting at 145 pounds, so he’s small for welterweight class



Notorious has done a lot of talking, but he’s also done a lot of walking to back it up.




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