Sunday 20 August 2017

'We can land the left paw from anywhere' - Conor McGregor shares first pictures of newborn son

Dee Devlin pictured with her newborn son Conor McGregor Jr
Dee Devlin pictured with her newborn son Conor McGregor Jr
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New dad Conor McGregor shared the first images of his newborn son, Conor McGregor Jr, who was born on Saturday.

The Notorious shared photograph of his partner Dee Devlin and the new tot on his Twitter account on Sunday, after welcoming the 8lb14oz baby on Saturday, and later shared a shot of himself and the new baby.

"Dee and Junior are doing great everyone! Thank you for all the kind words, I am one proud and blessed Daddy," he wrote.

The MMA star and his long-term love Dee welcomed their baby in the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital this weekend, and his father Tony McGregor confirmed the birth of his first grandson.

"We can land the left paw from anywhere. Who wants it," McGregor asked when sharing a second shot of the new arrival on Sunday evening.

The Notorious caused speculation earlier this weekend after he opened an Instagram account for the new arrival, which had been verified by the social media platform.

Dee Devlin's baby shower. Picture: Instagram
Dee Devlin's baby shower. Picture: Instagram

Meanwhile, McGregor told his 12.5m Instagram followers last week that the happy couple were anticipating their baby's arrival.

"In the hoppo [hospital] not there yet," he wrote alongside a picture of him and a glowing Dee.

McGregor announced late last year he and Dee would be welcoming their first child and in February, he expressed fears for his baby's safety in public and warned fans not to mob him on the street.

"I’m not trying to bring a kid into that. If someone comes near me when I have my kid in my hands, like the way they come near me now, looking for pictures, someone’s gonna be badly hurt," he told GQ Magazine.

Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin at his sister Aoife's wedding. Image: Instagram
Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin at his sister Aoife's wedding. Image: Instagram

Similarly, the MMA superstar said he would be taking some time off after welcoming the new arrival to spend with his family and doesn't want their lives to become a celebrity circus.

"I don't want to be bringing a child into anything like this. I don't want any celebrity-type s***, I hate all that. I don't want my family to be like that. So that's a thing in the back of my head so I'm just going to have this baby, take a little bit of time and see what way I feel after that."

He fuelled speculation that the pair could be welcoming a son when he referred to the baby as "him" during an interview at An Experience With Conor McGregor event.

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