Conor McGregor And His Chest Tattoo: What is it’s Significance?

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Conor McGregor And His Chest Tattoo: What is it’s Significance?

UFC megastar and former dual divisional champion Conor McGregor is a name that transcends the boundary of UFC. The highest-paid athlete for 2021 is perhaps the most popular MMA fighter of all time.

From title reigns to how he carries himself during pre-fight events, all of it contributes towards his rising stock in the market, which is rivaled by none.

Conor McGregor
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

His body tattoos have also given him a distinct personality. It’s a notable fact that many fighters in UFC possess various tattoos. In most cases, their tattoos carry a meaning.

However, McGregor is not the one who thinks much before inking his body. In an interview, the ‘Notorious’ one had claimed, “You hear people say like they have a goldfish on their a** cheek and it means it’s a symbol of hope. Something like that. I just like the way it looks on my body.”

Yet, he also claims there might be some subliminal reasons too for getting tattoos.“I don’t spend months picking it, I just see it, get it and just enjoy the experience of being inked on my body for the rest of my life. I don’t know what it is.”

Well, keeping all things in mind, let’s have a look at one of many tattoos of McGregor. The one that has really grabbed eyeballs around the world that he bears on his chest; the Gorilla tattoo.

Famous Gorilla tattoo of Conor McGregor

This particular tattoo is the biggest tattoo on his body. It has a gorilla wearing a crown and eating a heart. The gorilla logo is of Straight Blast Gym Ireland. The gym has produced world-class athletes apart from McGregor, such as Makwan Amirkhani and Gunnar Nelson.

Conor McGregor
Las Vegas , United States – 6 October 2018; Conor McGregor prior to facing Khabib Nurmagomedov in their UFC lightweight championship fight during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

In an interview, McGregor had stated that he wanted to give tribute to the gym where it all started for him. “My gym’s logo is a gorilla,” he said.

“It’s not that particular gorilla. But it’s a gorilla. So I wanted to get something along with that line. I feel like I am the king gorilla so I took the crown, and I had him eat a heart. It felt right.”

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Tiger tattoo on his abdomen

The ‘Notorious’ one inked this tattoo on his abdomen back in 2015. In the interview, he said he believes the tiger is a courageous animal.

Conor McGregor

“The tiger has been jumping out at me sometimes. It feels like it almost means something. I think Tiger is a courageous animal. So I like the Tiger and I decided to go and get it.”

What do you make of Conor’s chest tattoo?

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