Conor McGregor is getting set to return to the Octagon, for the first time in approximately a year, and the UFC’s marketing machine is kicking into overdrive as a result. Case in point, recently the promotion posted the Irish star’s top moments, as he rose up the Cage Warrior’s ranks.

The rise of McGregor

When the now 32-year-old fighter arrived in the UFC in 2013, he did so with a lot of hype amongst hardcore fans. That’s because, during his time with Europe’s Cage Warriors, McGregor won both the featherweight and lightweight titles.

As you surely know, he proceeded to do the same with the UFC.

Ahead of McGregor’s rematch with Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, you can check out some of his top moments with Cage Warriors below.

UFC 257 line-up

Here is the complete line-up for the January 23rd card, which will take place in Abu Dhabi (line-up via MMA Junkie).

Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker
Joanne Calderwood vs. Jessica Eye
Marcin Prachnio vs. Khalil Rountree
Amanda Ribas vs. Marina Rodriguez
Sara McMann vs. Julianna Pena
Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Brad Tavares
Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola
Sergey Morozov vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
Shane Burgos vs. Hakeem Dawodu
Nasrat Haqparast vs. Arman Tsarukyan
Makhmud Muradov vs. Andrew Sanchez

*card subject to change

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