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Friday 24 May 2019

'Inspiring' - 'The Notorious' gets thumbs up from Irish viewers

Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor
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The first of six episodes tracing the Dubliner's return from career-threatening injury to happy-slapping a hapless Brazilian at a comeback bout in the O2 (now 3Arena) and the reaction to the programme was mainly positive online.

We learned he was a dapper dresser, with a penchant for bow-ties (a look echoed by his dad, done up like a waiter at a mid-range restaurant for a barbecue in McGregor's honor).

Fellow UFC star Cathal Pendred tweeted: "The Notorious MMA is now taking over the national broadcaster" and the reaction was largely positive for the first show.

Here is a flavour of the reaction on Twitter tonight.

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