WATCH: Free Fight – Conor McGregor’s MMA Debut vs Kieran Campbell (2007)

Before the rise. Before the fall. Before “Champ Champ.” Before “Proper 12.” Before $100M cheques. Before jail cells. Before multiple-weight UFC world championships. Before it all, Conor McGregor was making his MMA debut in an amateur fight against Kieran Campbell, wearing a pair of Penney’s swimming shorts. Watch below:

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