Friday 22 September 2017

The woman behind the man: Who is Conor McGregor's girlfriend Dee Devlin?

Conor McGregor and his girlfriend Dee Devlin
Conor McGregor and his girlfriend Dee Devlin
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Conor McGregor and girlfriend Dee Devlin in Las Vegas. Picture: Instagram
Dee Devlin (L) and Host/VIP Conor McGregor attend the David Yurman with Conor McGregor Hosts an In-Store Event on July 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for David Yurman)
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THEY say behind every great man is an even better woman - and this is definitely the case for UFC champion Conor McGregor.

The couple have been together for over eight years, and McGregor says she has kept him going throughout that time.

He spoke about their relationship in an interview with MMAFighting: "My girlfriend has been there since the start.

"She has helped me throughout this career.

Dee Devlin/Twitter
Dee Devlin/Twitter

"If It wasn't for her, I probably wouldn't be where I am today.

From Walkinstown in Dublin, Dee quit her job to be able to support her boyfriend on the road, where she is now an official member of his team.

She has been a constant source of support to the athlete, after his victory over Chad Mendes in July she posted an emotional tribute:

"To say that I am proud is a MAJOR understatement!

Conor McGregor and girlfriend Dee Devlin in Las Vegas. Picture: Instagram
Conor McGregor and girlfriend Dee Devlin in Las Vegas. Picture: Instagram

"I am so on cloud 9 right now I can't even put it into words.

"Thank you to every single person who made the trip out to Vegas to support Conor last night! The place was absolutely buzzin!

Dee Devlin (L) and Host/VIP Conor McGregor attend the David Yurman with Conor McGregor Hosts an In-Store Event on July 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for David Yurman)
Dee Devlin (L) and Host/VIP Conor McGregor attend the David Yurman with Conor McGregor Hosts an In-Store Event on July 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for David Yurman)

"And to all of the fans at home who also had a big part to play in making this event so special.

"Hours upon hours, years upon years of hard work and complete dedication to his craft accumulated last night.

"I am so grateful right now it's overwhelming. We did it babe!! I love you more than anything."

Despite his success, she has admitted she still gets nervous watching him compete.

Speaking to underground MMA, she admitted: "I find I'm more nervous now - the first time I went to see Conor fight there was 50 people in a room, and I thought 'There's no way you can be more nervous than this' but each time it's just getting that more and more nerve-wracking.

"Especially watching someone you care about getting in the ring - it definitely gets me in the gut I have to say."

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