Conor McGregor’s rise to the pinnacle of the UFC and combat sports has been meteoric. His rags to riches journey, and embodying the fighting Irish spirit engulfed the nation, as he became a hero to many Irish people.
Young males in particular tend to look up to Conor McGregor. Many draw inspiration from his beard, blazers or tattoos and he is certainly a man who helps determine Irish fashion. But what if young boys start to copy his aggressive behaviour or his lack of respect for women?
His story is nothing short of remarkable. McGregor came from nowhere – he was a young man with a dream; an aspiration to go somewhere that had never been done before in Ireland, and rise to the UFC’s summit.