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Fans love rare footage of Conor McGregor's only submission win before career decline
Conor McGregor is planning a bumper return to UFC action following consecutive defeats at the hands of Dustin Poirier - and is taking inspiration from his solo submission victory.The Irishman lost two of his first six MMA bouts before a run of seven consecutive victories booked him a Cage Warriors Featherweight Championship bout against Dave Hill back in 2012.Now, on the ten-year anniversary of that night, McGregor shared footage of the closing stages of the event as he sent his opponent to the ground with a head kick and steamed in with a punch before working his way into position to secure a rear-naked choke.With Hill tapping in the second round, McGregor became the first-ever MMA world champion from Ireland, celebrating with delirious fans in Dublin.One fan said in response: "The story has not reached its final chapter."With a second adding: "Greatest fighter of all time."And a third saying: "The rest is history." Will Conor McGregor win again in the UFC? Give us your verdict in the comments section.McGregor went on to win the Cage Warriors Lightweight Championship against Ivan Buchinger in his next bout, making his way to the UFC where he would again become a double champion.Those fights seem a very long time ago in terms of McGregor's career, having tasted three defeats from his last four fights - against first Khabib Nurmagomedov and Poirier twice last year.Despite those damaging losses, the latter of which including a broken tibia, the 33-year-old has his sights set on a UFC return and ruled out an imminent return to boxing.He told Sky Sports in May: "Boxing is my first love in combat sports and I had such a great time the last time I was out there."Obviously my return will be inside the octagon for the UFC and
Conor Anthony McGregor (born 14 July 1988) is an Irish professional mixed martial artist who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the current UFC Lightweight champion.
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