Conor McGregor’s brash attitude and hyperbole perfectly capture the current generation of youth in Ireland. Photo: Getty Images

When he lived in digs above The Fountain café on Cork’s Grand Parade, Christy Ring used to walk the short distance to St Augustine’s church each morni(...)

Joseph Duffy takes on Dustin Poirier in UFC 195. Photograph: Getty

As an example of Conor McGregor’s business acumen, September’s Go Big press conference in Las Vegas exists as the shiniest coin in a treasure trove. J(...)

Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor square up in Dublin ahead of their proposed meeting at UFC 189, a fight that was cancelled after the Brazilian picked up an injury. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

1. Jose – gone in 60 seconds? John Kavanagh not only teaches Conor McGregor but learns from him too. His gut feeling that the fight could be over wit(...)

Conor McGregor has been getting plenty of attention in Boston ahead of his fight with Dennis Siver.  Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

An Irish accent goes a long way in Boston’s “Southie” neighbourhood, and it also helps if you are one of the world’s most exciting mixed martial artis(...)

Conor McGregor took his professional MMA record to 15-2 with a TKO of Dustin Poirier at MGM Grand in Ls Vegas.  Photograph: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Conor McGregor announced the dawn of “the new era of the fighting Irish” after his patented left hook brought an end to his bout with Dustin Poirier (...)

Dubliner Conor McGregor (left) has entralled the Irish public when he beat Diego Brandao of Brazil at the O2 Arena, Dublin, in a UFC fight in July. Photograph: Inpho.

On New Year’s Day 2011, Dustin Poirier made his UFC debut and began the journey towards his showdown with Conor McGregor at the MGM Grand Arena in Las(...)

 Ireland’s Conor McGregor with Diego Brandao of Brazil at the UFC Fight Night Dublin in the 02. Photograph: ©INPHO/Rodrigo Romos

Three days after his four-minute win over Diego Brandao in Dublin last week, Conor McGregor’s next fight was confirmed for 10 weeks later (Sept 27th) (...)

Dublin’s Conor McGregor at the weigh-in for his fight with Diego Brandaoat the O2 Arena. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Conor McGregor sees himself as something of prophet, a man who at various stages has foreseen the future and is leading his people along that prede(...)