WATCH: Take a look back at Conor McGregor's incredible rise in the UFC

Ahead of this weekend's fight, this compialtion allows you to take stock of Conor McGregor's rise to the top

Conor McGregor, UFC, Ireland,

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His rise has been nothing short of stunning in the UFC, and in the early hours of Sunday morning, McGregor will be fighting Jose Aldo for the featherweight title. 

From a fresh-faced youngster in 2008, McGregor has always had his eyes firmly fixed on the prize of being the champion in his division, and at UFC 194 he can make that dream become a reality. 

This short compilation charts that journey, from the young, brash Conor in 2008 who told everyone to watch out for him in the UFC, to the man in the sharp suit who is shaping up to be the new featherweight champion.