How One Woman’s Love Made Conor McGregor One of the World’s Greatest UFC Fighters
MMA fighter Conor “The Notorious” McGregor is currently the UFC Featherweight Champion. The 27-year-old from of Dublin, Ireland is on a 15-fight winning streak and holds the title for the fastest world title knockout of an opponent after he KO’ed Jose Aldo last December in an impressive 13 seconds.
McGregor is an undisputed champion, but none of this, he says, would be possible without the support of his longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin.
McGregor’s success is just another example of how success comes not just from hard work and smart moves, but from finding the right partner. Entrepreneur Craig Clemens explained it best with this anecdote:
“I heard a story about a recent conference where they had the most self-made billionaires ever together in one room. Someone posed the question, “What is the most important thing that you would say it takes to become a billionaire? What do you all have in common?” After a short debate, they all came to a unanimous agreement: The one thing most responsible for their success was having a great partner. It wasn’t setting goals, or time management, or being in the right industry. All of those things helped too of course but they all agreed… having a great, long term partner was critical to their success.”
Devlin, who also comes from Dublin, has been with McGregor for 8 years now. When McGregor, who has been a pro-fighter since 2008, became successful, he hired Devlin so she wouldn’t have to find a conventional job, also allowing them to be together more.
“She does not work anymore, I hired her to the business. She works for me now and collects the cheques.”
For McGregor, he had to become a champion of the heart before he could be a champion in the ring. His story goes to show that with the right partner who constantly pushes you to be better than even you think you can be, it’s amazing what you can accomplish on love and support alone.