Let me say from the onset I am no fan of the Ultimate Fighting Championship or indeed mixed martial arts in any form.
This so-called 'sport' is simply too brutal and bloody for my senses.
I am no shrinking violet and indeed I'm a serious fan of boxing and wrestling, however MMA reminds me a little of gladiators battling it out until the death in ancient Rome. But with better haircuts.
That said I can't but wish Conor McGregor (pictured above, with girlfriend Dee Devlin) all the best. His win in Las Vegas last weekend against Chad Mendes was one of the biggest Irish sporting successes of recent times - whatever way you look at it.
This victory propels McGregor to superstar status - with millions of dollars in income surely set to follow.
It's not been from a bad couple of years for the one-time plumber from Crumlin.