Thursday 22 February 2018

Michael Conlan and sports stars around the world pay tribute to Conor McGregor following win over Diaz

Michael Conlan and (right) Conor McGregor celebrates
Michael Conlan and (right) Conor McGregor celebrates

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."

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