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Kanye West asks for photo with Conor McGregor’s dad Tony following victory in Vegas last night

Tony McGregor pictured with Kanye West at last night's fight in Las Vegas. Photo Credit Instagram: Erin McGregor
Tony McGregor pictured with Kanye West at last night's fight in Las Vegas. Photo Credit Instagram: Erin McGregor
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

Conor McGregor may have been the man of the evening after his triumph over Nate Diaz in Las Vegas last night but Kanye West was happy to nab the next best thing for a photo to mark the moment- his dad, Tony.

In the fight’s aftermath, the rapper was unable to grab the Notorious for a picture so instead posed with a beaming Tony McGregor backstage at the T-Mobile Arena in Sin City. The image was shared by Conor's sister Erin.

Go Tony

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“Go Tony,” she wrote, sharing the image on Instagram.

Kim K’s hubby wasn’t the only high profile celeb to flock to Vegas to see McGregor take on Diaz last night, as One Direction star Niall Horan was also spotted in the crowd.

Recording artist Kanye West enjoys the action during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena
Recording artist Kanye West enjoys the action during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena

Following the fight, Horan shared an image of the fighters on his Instagram account and wrote: “It was an absolute honour to be there tonight to watch two absolute warriors go toe to toe in battle. So much respect for both of them. Congratulations Conor you've made our small country proud again and Nate what a fighter and gladiator.”

Chef Gordon Ramsay and Mike Tyson were also in town to catch the fight, and were pictured in the audience in the T Arena last night. However, they weren’t as lucky as Kanye and didn't manage to nab a photo with Conor’s old man backstage.

Niall Horan watches the welterweight bout between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor in Las Vegas last night
Niall Horan watches the welterweight bout between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor in Las Vegas last night
Former boxer Mike Tyson watches the action during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on
Tony McGregor pictured with Kanye West at last night's fight in Las Vegas. Photo Credit Instagram: Erin McGregor
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and Red Hot Chilli Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis sit ringside during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Conor McGregor atoned for his defeat at UFC 196 (AP)
Conor McGregor atoned for his defeat at UFC 196 (AP)

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