McGregor Nostalgia: Meet the UFC featherweight champ at crucial points in his rise

Dubliner spoke to Off The Ball at key moments of his rise from challenger to champion

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In 13 seconds, Conor McGregor got from the cusp to the culmination of the journey in the featherweight division by getting hold of the UFC belt.

The title win is a few years in the making and something he spoke to Off The Ball about at important staging points along the way.

Two years ago, he was in studio - dressed in typically dapper fashion - with the lads just 10 days before his American debut against Max Holloway when he left us with the line "F*** fame, I'm motivated by money":

A year later, he joined us at the Mercantile where he touched on trash-talking and the man he would go on to beat this weekend, Jose Aldo: