Incredible throwback email of Conor McGregor being REJECTED by UFC before becoming global superstar revealed
JOHN KAVANAGH shared an incredible throwback of the UFC rejecting Conor McGregor – only to reveal the Irishman's rise to stardom.
Keeping with the social media trend of sharing how a situation started and how it is going, McGregor's trainer Kavanagh released an old email with the UFC.
How it started. How it's going.
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Matchmaker Sean Selby appears to suggest the featherweight division had no room for McGregor.
The response, from 2012, read: "Thanks for the email. If I can use any of your fighters, especially Conor, I will contact you.
"At the moment, the featherweight division is terribly impacted from so many UFC lightweights moving down in weight.
"So, I'm not looking to sign anyone else for a while, but hopefully, it will clear up soon and guys like Conor will get the opportunity."
Kavanagh – who has been in McGregor's corner since his 2008 debut – accompanied the post with a picture of The Notorious at a packed out weigh in ceremony.
McGregor was 12-2 and had just become a two-weight Cage Warriors champion when the UFC offered him a shot.
He would go on to win his UFC debut in 2013 knocking out Marcus Brimage in the first round.
Eleven fights and seven years later, McGregor again has two belts to his collection and emerged as the sport's biggest star.
Having not fought since January, when he beat 37-year-old Donald Cerrone, McGregor finally appears set for a UFC return.
He did announce his retirement in June but accepted a rematch against Dustin Poirier, 31, which he hopes to squeeze in before the year's out.
Both fighters agreed to a charity exhibition to take place in December, without the UFC's involvement.
But it caught the attention of UFC president Dana White, who then gave the pair the chance to instead fight in the octagon.
According to ESPN, January 23 has been put forward to the pair, which would come 12 months after McGregor's last win.
But The Notorious instead wants to fight in either November or December, with two UFC PPV's to choose from.
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