Conor McGregor's best UFC fights of all-time

There was a time when "The Notorious" was the best fighter on the roster. So, here we are going to look back at Conor McGregor's greatest UFC fights of all time.

Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez in a file photo [Image-Twitter]
By Blesson Daniel | May 22, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Conor McGregor is a name that not just the MMA world but the whole planet is familiar with. He is known for bringing money to the UFC. Every fighter who is in the UFC wants a piece of him. Fighters in the UFC would drop titles if it was Conor McGregor they got to fight. Because The Irishman is money. Whenever he gets inside the octagon, he makes UFC a huge amount of money. So, McGregor is everyone’s favorite opponent.

After the trilogy fight with Poirier, it has been so long since McGregor’s been inside the octagon. But McGregor has given way too many big fights. His Pay-Per-View sales on record are the highest. No fighter comes close to him when it comes to selling a fight. McGregor is a master. There was a time when “The Notorious” was the best fighter on the roster. So, here we are going to look back at Conor McGregor’s greatest UFC fights of all time.

Nate Diaz – UFC 202, August 20, 2016

Conor McGregor’s rematch with Nate Diaz was especially meaningful for the Irishman since it would be his shot to redeem his first loss as a UFC participant. Diaz submitted Mcgregor in their first encounter, and Notorious was determined to show it was a fluke. The two battled in an incredible five-round main event at UFC 202, providing fans with one of the year’s most prolific battles. McGregor handled the fight differently this time, relying on his strong counter-punching to regularly hit on Diaz and down him on many occasions. McGregor delivered a tremendous fight and performance, demonstrating his ability to withstand hardship and come back strong.

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Jose Aldo – UFC 194, December 12, 2015

At UFC 194, fans expected a high-level fight between the two greatest featherweights in the world. Conversely, they were rewarded with the most shocking UFC knockout ever. The two champions were set to fight at UFC 194 after Conor McGregor won the interim featherweight belt at UFC 189. McGregor hit Aldo with a brilliantly timed counter left cross at 13 seconds of round one, sending the Brazilian to the mat. It’s largely regarded as one of the brutal knockouts in UFC history, and it catapulted the Irishman to mainstream success.

Eddie Alvarez – UFC 205, November 12, 2016

Inside the UFC octagon, Conor McGregor has put on some outstanding performances. None, however, come close to his November 12, 2016 hammering of former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. He was on the verge of becoming a two-division champion after fighting Alvarez for the lightweight championship. Between rounds one and two, McGregor dropped Alvarez multiple times thanks to his brilliant counter-punching. Alvarez tried his hardest to withstand McGregor’s initial barrage, but he had just taken in too many devastating strikes. McGregor was flawless that night, putting on his most stunning exhibition to date.