Monday 5 December 2016

Michael Conlan and sports stars around the world pay tribute to Conor McGregor following win over Diaz

Published 21/08/2016 | 07:18

Michael Conlan and (right) Conor McGregor celebrates
Michael Conlan and (right) Conor McGregor celebrates

Sports stars around the world have paid tribute to Conor McGregor - and his opponent Nate Diaz - following an epic battle in Las Vegas that saw the Irishman come out on top after five energy-sapping rounds.

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McGregor emerged victorious by unanimous decision and immediately afterwards both fighters called for a third match to complete the trilogy.

Irish boxer Michael Conlan said: "Yaaaaaahhhhhhh @TheNotoriousMMA surprise surprise muthaf#*kers!!! We cut them up that's what we do!! Congrats brother proud of you! #UFC202."

There was also huge respect shown for both fighters from another boxer in Manny Pacquiao, who tweeted: "Wow what a fight! Respect to both  @TheNotoriousMMA and @NateDiaz209 #UFC202."

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