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 against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257.
Who is Dee Devlin, Conor McGregor’s girlfriend?
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 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.”
The couple have three children together. Conor Jr, Croia and Rian.
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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.”