Let’s check how well you are aware of the fighters. Here are 11 interesting facts you might not know.
1. How old are they?
McGregor was born on July 14, 1988, now he is already 30 years old.
Nurmagomedov was born on September 20, 1988, he is also already 30. It is curious that he began to fight before his opponent.
2. Who weighs how much?
Conor . Competitive weight was 70 kg, between fights – 82 kg.
Habib . Competitive weight was 70 kg, between fights – 84–85 kg.
3. What is their education?
Conor graduated from a regular school, and then went to study at the plumber. Successfully graduated from college and received a diploma.
Habib has a secondary vocational education. He graduated from the Makhachkala College of Finance and Economics. In addition to sports, he is currently studying for the 3rd year in the Russian Academy of Economics. Plekhanov.
4. Who is from where?
MacGregor was born in the southern part of Dublin, in the suburb of Cramlin, in 2006 his family moved to another suburb – Lucan.
Nurmagomedov was born in Sildy Tsumadinsky district. This village is located in the south-eastern part of Dagestan, Russia.
5. What kind of music do they use for octagon?
It’s no secret that every fighter has his own corporate track, under which they go to octagon.
At Connor, this is the Irish ballad The Foggy Dew . Habib has My Dagestan .
6. How much do fighters earn?
According to preliminary data, the UFC fighters will earn, and in total, $ 5 million per battle ($ 2 million will go to Habib, $ 3 million – to Conor).
More than a month before the fight, Ali Abdel-Aziz, manager of Nurmagomedov, hinted that his client could earn about $ 10 million for the fight with McGregor .
MacGregor himself said that he could earn about $ 50 million for this fight .
This is an absolute UFC record.
Connor received in the last fight about $ 3.6 million. This is an absolute UFC record. Total earnings for 2017: $ 99 million
Habib received much less, but set a personal record – $ 530 thousand. Total earnings for the last 3 years: $ 1 million.
7. How are fighters having fun?
Going to Octagon is one thing, but quite another is to rest. Here both of our heroes diverge in the pastime.
Connor likes to drink whiskey between fights and go to the taverns. He also launched his line of whiskey.
Habib is more inclined to calm pastime. He loves hanging out with friends or traveling the world.
8. In which scandals were they noticed?
The Dagestanian himself is very calm, but you can still ruffle him. Perhaps the biggest scandal associated with him is Habib’s statement in the direction of Timati and Yegor Creed. Their concert was canceled due to the battle of Habib and Connor.
Of course, they were unhappy with the situation and spoke negatively against this event. To which Habib replied:
Well, of course, it caused a wave of negativity in social networks. And the Instagram post itself has deleted.
Irishman is a very specific and quick-tempered person.
In November 2017, McGregor jumped into the Octator of the American Bellator promotion and almost fought with Judge Mark Goddard, for which he received a fine.
In April 2018, Conor decided to take revenge on Nurmagomedov for the public humiliation of Artem Lobov and threw rebar on a bus with UFC fighters, injuring several of them. He was again arrested and sentenced to correctional labor.
9. What cars do you drive?
MacGregor has sold out and has a rather impressive garage: BMW i8, Cadillac Escalade, Lamborghini Aventador, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Rolls-Royce Drophead.
Nurmagomedov decided to behave more modestly, he has only one car: Mercedes-AMG GT S.
10. What are their nicknames?
Conor – The Notorious.
Habib – The Eagle (“Eagle”).
11. What is their marital status?
Conor . Conor has been married to De Devlin for more than ten years, whom he met at school. They have one child. In the near future should appear the second. The father of the athlete, Tony MacGregor, did not want his son to become a fighter, and insisted on the usual working profession. The only mother supported Conor.
Habib . Habib has two children. In marriage with his wife, they are a little less than 10 years. The main creator of his career is his father, the honored coach of Russia Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.