Michael Conlan and sports stars around the world pay tribute to Conor McGregor following win over Diaz
Published 21/08/2016 | 07:18
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.
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."
Both fighters should be very proud of themselves for putting on one the best recent fights in history. #UFC202— Dylan Sprouse (@dylansprouse) August 21, 2016
I think we just witnessed one of the greatest fights ever #UFC202— Will Compton (@_willcompton) August 21, 2016