Sunday 19 August 2018

'Absolutely devastated' - Conor McGregor pays emotional tribute to victims of Las Vegas attack

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 2: A condolence message is displayed on signage from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Late Monday night, a lone gunman killed at least 59 people and injured 527 people after he opened fire on a large crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a three-day country music festival. The massacre is one of the deadliest mass shooting events in U.S. history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 2: A condolence message is displayed on signage from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Late Monday night, a lone gunman killed at least 59 people and injured 527 people after he opened fire on a large crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a three-day country music festival. The massacre is one of the deadliest mass shooting events in U.S. history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Conor McGregor has posted a tribute to the city of Las Vegas and the victims of yesterday's gun attack that has killed 59 people.

American Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival from his hotel room at the Mandelay Bay yesterday, with over 500 people left injured in addition to the concert-goers who were killed.

McGregor has fought six times in Las Vegas, and took to Instagram to offer his condolences following the attack.

"Absolutely devastated upon hearing the news in Las Vegas," McGregor said.

"A city with so much energy and life. A city of celebration and enjoyment. A city so close to my heart. I pray for all the victims, their families, and everyone affected by this senseless act of violence."

McGregor has fought five time in Las Vegas in the UFC, and was last there for his first ever professional boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in August.

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