THEY may come from different sporting arenas, but Conor McGregor and Tyson Fury have a heck of a lot in common.
From being devoted dads and partners to their glamorous other halves, to a love of fast cars, luxury brands and Disney – the MMA star and boxing champion share strikingly similar lifestyles.
Martial arts king Conor McGregor’s rise to fame from apprentice plumber to Ultimate Fighting champion is being lauded in a new Netflix series.
The ‘Notorious’ prides himself on his hard-man reputation, but the docuseries McGregor Forever shows a softer side of the UFC’s poster boy.
The 34-year-old is seen sharing intimate moments with fiancee Dee Devlin, 35, and their three children in the show, and it turns out he’s a gentle giant outside the ring – just like Tyson Fury, 34.
Last year the men had a social media spat when Tyson shared a picture of McGregor’s rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov, praising the retired Russian fighter.
McGregor responded by slamming Fury for not stepping in when boxer pal’s Billy Joe Saunders’ dad was shoved by security during a fight.
The scrappers later made peace, with The Gypsy King claiming the row was all a publicity stunt – and they now congratulate each other on social media.
It’s said Tyson and McGregor have not yet met – but they’d get on like a house on fire if their lifestyles are anything to go by.
Here we take a look at how the McGregors are becoming the Furys of the MMA world.
Both men come from humble beginnings; Tyson proudly talks about his gypsy roots, and grew up in a house in Cheshire that his dad John, a used car dealer, built with his bare hands.
Growing up it was Tyson’s job to wash down his dad’s vehicles and clean them out – something he says taught him discipline, along with tarmacking with his brothers and granddad Hughie.
In Ireland, Conor grew up in Crumlin, a once-rough area, where he was bullied so badly he carried a dumbbell in his backpack for protection.
When he left school at 17 he worked 15-hour days as a plumber’s apprentice – a job he hated.
“I was getting ordered around, getting people their lunch, all this crap. I just thought, ‘This life isn’t for me, I’m going to pack it in. I’m going to chase my dreams’,” he said.
Both fighters found their life partners young; Tyson met Paris at a wedding of mutual friends when she was just 15. Like her husband, she grew up in a gypsy family from Doncaster, South Yorks.
McGregor met Dee Devlin in a nightclub in Ireland when he was just 19.
Both men have holiday homes in Marbella and properties in Las Vegas where fights are held – and their wives have very similar taste in decor.
Tyson has stayed close to his roots with a £1.7m mansion in Morecambe but also owns a £6m villa in Spain and his Vegas apartment.
People often question why he lives in the English holiday resort when he’s worth an estimated £53m, but Tyson once said: “I like Morecambe and if I didn’t I wouldn’t live here.
“People ask why do you live in Morecambe? Because I want to.”
Fury last year added a £4 million house in Cheshire to his property portfolio.
McGregor has a £2.5m home in his native Ireland in County Kildare and also owns a house in Marbella, worth £1.6million in the Heights luxury development.
His £2.8 million Las Vegas home is 15 minutes from the strip.
Both Paris and Dee love decorating their homes with pile carpets, cream sofas, neutral walls and crystal chandeliers with a bit of zebra print thrown in.
Paris loves a bit of designer house styling too, with a huge gold framed Versace mirror in the hallway of her Lancashire home.
Both women have walk-in wardrobes to stash their designer gear.
Luxury kids parties
Both the Furys and the McGregors have big families.
Tyson and Paris, 32, share six children – Venezuela, 13, Prince John James, 10, Prince Tyson II, six, Valencia, five, Prince Adonis Amaziah, four and two-year-old Athena – with a seventh on the way.
Conor and Dee have some catching up to do, with three kids – Conor, five, Croia, four, and two-year-old Rian.
And it seems both couples believe it’s no expense spared when it comes to treating them.
Birthday parties are a big occasion, with huge balloon displays a regular feature for both families.
When Venezuela Fury turned 13, her parents pulled out all the stops to give her a Las Vegas themed party with casino decor and a roulette table.
For his son Conor’s first birthday party, McGregor and Dee threw a fiesta-themed celebration at five star golf resort The K Club in County Kildare.
The bash, estimated to be worth at least £25,000, featured a live jazz band, an outdoor bar and a BBQ serving food such as fresh lobster.
Dee also put on a gold themed bash for Conor to celebrate his success in the ring.
Both men are known for their love of Rolls Royce motors.
Tyson recently bought two Phantom Series rolls at £350K each but he also keeps it real with a Mini, a Vauxhall and a Bedford van.
McGregor has four Rolls Royce cars, including a Phantom like Tyson, and two Lamborghinis in a collection worth £2.5million.
The car nut also owns a McLaren.
Meanwhile both women have shared snaps of them travelling by private jet – helping them keep up with their husbands’ jetset lifestyles.
When it comes to bling, both men love to lavish their partners with watches and diamonds – and aren’t adverse to a bit of jewellery themselves.
When McGregor proposed to Dee in 2020 he bought her an eight carat ring worth £100,000.
Dee has also been treated to Cartier bangles, a £40,000 diamond encrusted Rolex and a Baloon Bleu de Cartier 18 carat timepiece with 126 diamonds.
McGregor loves a watch too, and his vast collection includes a Rolex, Patek Philippe and a £500K Jacob & Co Astronomia which features a roulette wheel.
Tyson and Paris are keen collectors of expensive trinkets, too.
He owns a £500,000 Richard Mille Rose Gold watch as well as a Rolex in a collection of wrist candy worth £2.2m.
He also has a very naughty Jacob & Co timepiece with a hidden message – a sex scene emerges from behind a shimmering door.
Like McGregor, he loves to treat his loved ones and bought Paris a £250 k diamond bracelet and a priceless round cut diamond engagement ring.
Both burley men love to splash the cash on statement suits – and appear to have a particular passion for Versace.
Tyson famously dressed his whole family in matching clobber by the Italian luxury fashion house.
Tyson wars Claudio Lugli before his big fights, often with messages written on them, while McGregor once donned a suit with F*** You emblazoned across it.
But no matter how flash the pair get, they can’t compete with their stunning wives’ wardrobes.
Dee loves designer clothes, with an extensive designer wardrobe which includes a lot of Dolce & Gabanna and Hermes.
At Cannes last year, she looked every inch the star in a £4,000 Versace dress inspired by Liz Hurley’s iconic safety pin gown.
She paired it with a £1,000 la Medusa bag from her vast collection, which includes a £30K Hermes Kelly and a £3,000 Bottega Veneta.
Dee even has an Instagram page dedicated to her fashion choices, with keen-eyed fans totting up the cost of all her outfits.
Paris is also known for her glamour and has a soft spot for Chanel bags, with a collection worth a reported £30,000.
She has previously dazzled Insta followers with Moschino, Fendi and Versace clobber.
Both couples aren’t ashamed to follow in the Beckhams’ footsteps and take the matchy-matchy approach to dressing.
Paris and Tyson wore his and hers £1,000 Versace outfits on a Christmas date night – while Conor and Dee were proud to show off their matching Gucci casuals with mismatched tops.
In 2019, the MMA champ turned up to the Super Bowl wearing a purple suit – with a mini-me in tow in the form of Conor Jr.
And this Easter Paris splurged £1000 on Dolce & Gabbana tops for her brood. They have also been seen in Versace, Givenchy and Kenzo looks too.
Last year Paris shared a beautiful shot of her four youngest all wearing Balmain worth over £1,200.
The Furys and the McGregors love travelling as one big clan.
The boxer’s family enjoyed a recent trip to Tenerife, where they spent some time on board a £18,000-a-night luxury super yacht.
They’ve also stayed posh hotels such as the acclaimed Hotel Boscolo in Nice, where rooms cost £400 a night.
Worth £160m, the McGregor clan also love amazing trips including holidays in Ibiza, Monaco, France and, of course, Disney.
Both couples also make sure they make time for each other on their exotic trips – with the Furys and the McGregors partial to a jet ski and snuggling up on a boat.
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