Scannain caught up with producer Jamie D’Alton and director Gavin Fitzgerald about new documentary Conor McGregor: Notorious.
Follow one of sport’s most unforgettable journeys as the unflinching and brutally honest documentary, Conor McGregor: Notorious. Boxing since the age of 12, Dublin-born Conor McGregor has gone from a plumbing apprenticeship and a life on benefits to being the current UFC Lightweight Champion and the biggest fight sports star in the world. Just 29 years old and a pro-fighter since 2008, with 18 wins by knock out under his belt, McGregor is an icon to his faithful fans who remain absorbed by his peerless skill, his fearless attitude and his infamous swagger. Much more than that though, McGregor is a personality who is hard to ignore and is admired within and without the world of UFC for his unrivalled passion, dedication and commitment.
Conor McGregor: Notorious is the only official account of Conor’s unbelievable journey from the very beginning of his career to the very top.
Conor McGregor is the biggest star in the history of Mixed Martial Arts and one of the most fascinating public figures on the planet. Filmed over the course of 4 years, Conor McGregor: Notorious is the exclusive, all-access account of Conor’s meteoric rise from claiming benefits and living in his parents’ spare room in Dublin to claiming multiple championship UFC belts and nine-figure pay-packets in Las Vegas. Featuring unprecedented access, never before seen moments and explosive fight footage, this is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at a sporting icon.
Following McGregor from his transition as a largely unknown fighter to the status he currently enjoys, the film includes highlights from throughout his career including winning the UFC championship belt in just 13 seconds and his shock loss to rival Nate Diaz, culminating in his recent foray into the world of boxing and his record-breaking Las Vegas bout against Floyd Mayweather.
With all the controversy, candour and steely-eyed self-belief we’ve come to expect, Conor McGregor: Notorious offers an unprecedented glimpse into the public and private life of a man considered a hero by fans across the globe. A window into the world of one of sport’s true individuals, this is timely, essential viewing.
Directed by Gavin Fitzgerald, Conor McGregor: Notorious is produced by Jamie D’Alton for Motive Films.