CONOR MCGREGOR brought UFC into the mainstream – and became a household name in the process.
By his side throughout his MMA fighting career has been partner Dee Devlin – and the Irish stunner will be cheering him on for his comeback to the Octagon agains’t Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 on January 23.
Who is Dee Devlin, Conor McGregor’s girlfriend?
Conor McGregor‘s long-term girlfriend is Dee Devlin.
The pair have been together over nine years and have a baby, Conor Jack McGregor.
She comes from Dublin, like the UFC star, though from Walkinstown, not Crumlin, which is where the superstar UFC fighter hails from.
Devlin, 32, is McGregor’s No1 fan and even quit her job to be able to support him by travelling with him.
The UFC champ then hired her as an official member of his team, putting her in charge of his finances. Devlin also helps her other half train.
McGregor insists he owes his career to his devoted partner.
In November 2017, he told the Irish Mirror: “My girlfriend worked very hard throughout the years and stuck by me when I had essentially nothing.
“For me to be able to take her out of work, give her everything she’s ever wanted and to travel the world with, fills me with pride.”
Devlin told ESPN: “I definitely try to help him out all the time, even without realising it – especially around a fight because it’s such a tough time with his weight.
“I cook, clean, pack his gym bag, all that kind of stuff.”
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When did they have their baby Conor Jr?
Devlin and McGregor’s first child Conor Jack McGregor Jr was born on May 5, 2017, just a few months before McGregor’s super-fight with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.
Conor Jr’s christening was a typically lavish event which took place near Dublin at Luttrellstown Castle.
The venue was also used by David and Victoria Beckham for their wedding back in 1999.
Among the guests were McGregor’s coaches John Kavanagh and Owen Roddy.
McGregor and Devlin chose to dress their son in a white suit and posted several photos of the day on Instagram.
What was Rita Ora and Conor McGregor’s ‘date night’ selfie?
In December 2017, McGregor was pictured posing for a ‘date night’ selfie with Rita Ora at the Fashion Awards.
The stars posed for a snap together before Rita and Conor cuddled up for a few pictures on their own, which Rita then shared on her social media with the caption: “Date night @TheNotoriousMMA”.
Fans of the UFC fighter quickly used Twitter to criticise Rita Ora for posting the picture and accompanying caption.
One wrote: “That’s lovely for his partner and mother of his child, have a bit of respect maybe?”
McGregor’s sparring partner Artem Lobov also appeared to weigh in on the incident.
Replying to Rita Ora’s original tweet he wrote: “Sorry Rita, Burgers are nice but not when a man has steak at home.”
A spokesman for Rita said: “Date night is a figure of speech, Rita also posted selfies with Donatella Versace as her real date and one with Jourdan Dunn as her date.”
When was their second child born?
On January 4, 2019, McGregor announced the birth of the couple’s second child – a girl named Croia.
The MMA fighter, who made almost £100m during his megafight with Floyd Mayweather in 2018, posted a picture of himself leaving the hospital with his two kids.
He wrote: “Heading home with my two healthy babies and an energised and healthy SuperMam.
“2019 is off to the best start!
“Thank you for the well wishes everybody!”
McGregor has revealed that his children Conor Jr and daughter Croia helped get his career back on track.
He told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani: “What a time for that to happen for me, it was right on the money for me.
“I needed my kids to help me and they have helped me and I’m very, very happy and very proud.
“I’m very blessed that I can bring my family with me. Life is crazy, life is beautiful.
“Right at the time where I needed it the most so I’m very, very happy and very very blessed.”