Conor McGregor Betting

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Conor McGregor

He’s one of the most colourful characters to have ever stepped into the Octagon and although his recent career has been dogged by controversy, we know that things will never be dull whenever Conor McGregor is around.

In 2017 the Irish fighter gained wider notoriety when he made his boxing debut against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather. That battle was something of a sideshow and we shouldn’t forget what a great MMA career this man is enjoying. He’s a big draw for the betting community too with many Conor McGregor odds enhanced deals and other promotions attached to his name.

Amateur Career

Conor McGregor’s amateur career won’t take too long to round up as it lasted precisely one fight. Aged just 18 in February 2007 he stepped in to face an MMA bout against Kieran Campbell in a tournament in Dublin. McGregor won by a TKO in the very first round and almost immediately made the decision to turn professional.

As this was an amateur match there would have been no official Conor McGregor fight odds made available and at that stage nobody really knew about his potential but that would soon change.

Professional Career

Conor McGregor’s professional career started in positive fashion too and just a month after that solitary amateur fight, he defeated Gary Morris in a second round TKO. The Irishman was fighting as a lightweight at this point but in his next bout he switched to featherweight and suffered his first loss at the hands of Artemij Sitenkov.

That reverse was soon addressed as McGregor won his next fight against Stephen Bailey – still in the featherweight division. At this point, although there were mcgregor odds available, there was little interest among the betting community and it had been an unremarkable start to his pro career.

Things began to change between 2011 and 2012 when Conor Mcgregor went on a long winning streak that lasted for eight fights. During this period he managed to win titles in the CWFC division at featherweight and lightweight. This made history as he became the first European to hold two belts simultaneously and from this point, the Irish fighter began to be taken seriously.

The experts predicted a bright future while more punters were interested in taking a Conor Mcgregor bet so this is where his career really took off. And, with a record and reputation that was improving all the time, it wouldn’t be long before the UFC came calling.

Conor McGregor became the second Irish fighter to sign up with UFC when the organisation confirmed they had tied him to a multi-fight deal starting in February 2013. A debut win against Marcus Brimage followed in April of that year but his biggest success came a few months later when he won via a unanimous decision over Max Holloway.

Injury kept him out of the ring for a time but by now, we all knew that we had a serious fighter on our hands. Conor McGregor odds offers and promos were flooding in as the betting fraternity took advantage too.

McGregor then beat Diego Brandao in July 2014 and that win earned a new contract with UFC. By this time he was talking up a UFC title shot and his chance eventually came in 2015. He had originally been scheduled to face Jose Aldo as part of UFC 189 in March 2015 but, after his opponent pulled out through injury, McGregor went on to defeat Chad Mendes to take the interim featherweight championship.

Finally, Aldo did step into the octagon in a unification bout as part of the UFC 194 card and incredibly, a ferocious battle lasted just 13 seconds. There had been much interest in the Conor McGregor odds markets ahead of the bout but few had seen that coming as the Irishman claimed his first unified title.

Conor McGregor continued to dominate the UFC featherweight division but he suffered his first defeats inside the organisation when he attempted to switch back to lightweight and become a dual champion. By now, he was recognised as one of the best MMA fighters we’d ever seen but nothing could have prepared us for an extraordinary battle in 2017.

Boxing had always been a strong part of McGregor’s game but it was a shock when he announced that he would take on the great and undefeated Floyd Mayweather, The battle would be based purely on boxing rules and while many were tempted to take a Conor McGregor bet on the outcome, the legendary American boxer would start as a hot favourite.

Going into the match with a perfect record of 49 wins from 49 pro fights, Floyd Mayweather would go on to win by a TKO in the tenth round. It was a predictable outcome but McGregor had done well just to stay with his opponent for that long.

Prior to that fight, Conor McGregor had been stripped of a UFC belt due to inactivity but he finally broke his hiatus by returning at UFC 229 to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC Lightweight Championship. It wouldn’t be a happy return for the Irishman however as he lost to the Russian in the fourth round via submission.

The future is uncertain but at the age of 30 he can fight on for a a few more years yet and, as 2018 came to a close, he still ranked number 8 in the MMA list of fighters on a pound-for-pound basis.

Conor McGregor Betting Odds, Markets and Offers

As he contemplated his next move at the end of 2018, Conor McGregor had won 21 of his 25 fights and suffered four defeats along the way. Of those 21 wins, no fewer than 18 had come via knockout and that’s a significant number.

Any MMA bettor looking for Conor McGregor odds will seriously consider him for the win in the straight result market even though he lost to Khabib on his return to the octagon. As for other markets, it would be wise to consider McGregor winning by TKO or KO moving forward. For some MMA fights, we may see only a small set of markets but that certainly won’t be the case here. Anyone looking to take a Conor McGregor bet can opt for the Method of Victory betting and a punt on whether or not the bout in question will go the distance.

In addition, there may be additional markets available based on when the fight will end and we will aim to bring you full previews as and when he makes his comeback.

In terms of promotions, we have seen a number of mcgregor odds enhancements from a wide set of sportsbooks. These started to become popular when he fought Mayweather but continued to drop in for the Khabib bout in 2018. It’s fairly rare to see MMA price boosts but this is just a measure of how big a fighter Conor McGregor is.

We therefore wait for that comeback with enthusiasm and will bring you all of the best Conor McGregor odds promotions as and when they land.