Tuesday 21 May 2019

Meet Dee Devlin - the beauty behind UFC ace Conor McGregor

Dee Devlin and Conor McGregor
Dee Devlin and Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin
Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin
Conor McGregor and girlfriend Dee Devlin at the VIP Style Awards 2014 at The Marker Hotel
Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin
Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin
Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin
Dee Devlin and Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin

Elaine McCahill

Conor McGregor's long-term girlfriend always knew he was going to be a success.

Conor won his latest Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fight against Dennis Siver in Boston on Sunday night and will take on the UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in May.

Dee Devlin from Walkinstown was in Boston to cheer on her other half.

"He's always been super confident, we always knew this was going to happen - it was nearly like we were predicting the future," she said,

Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin
Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin

"It's weird for me to say but we just always knew he was going to get to this level and every few months it just keeps going and going and going and the sky is the limit."

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Dee also revealed she and Conor have been blown away by the support and promotion of his fight in Boston.

"Conor definitely gets recognised here, everyone is really accommodating - it's like he's one of their own really. They're taking really good care of him," she said.

Conor McGregor and girlfriend Dee Devlin at the VIP Style Awards 2014 at The Marker Hotel
Conor McGregor and girlfriend Dee Devlin at the VIP Style Awards 2014 at The Marker Hotel

"The last time we were in Boston, Conor was on the undercard. We weren't expecting anything like what we were hit with when we came here.

"He's on billboards, there's buses with Conor on the side of them, there's bins with his face on them and stuff, it's really good," she told Fansided.

Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin
Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin

Dee also admitted that she still gets very nervous on fight nights.

"I find I'm more nervous now - the first time I went to see Conor fight there was 50 people in a room, and I thought 'There's no way you can be more nervous than this' but each time it's just getting that more and more nerve-wracking," she said.

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"Especially watching someone you care about getting in the ring - it definitely gets me in the gut I have to say.

Dee Devlin and Conor McGregor
Dee Devlin and Conor McGregor

"On the day of a fight I can't eat. I'm a ball of nerves but as soon as I see him [in the stadium], I know he's going to be fine.

"I see how calm he is and I just know he has it in the bag then," she added.

UFC President Dana White has said that McGregor (26) and Aldo will square-off in a high-profile title bout in Las Vegas in around four months time.

No date has been set but it looks like it could take place on May 23.

Meanwhile, a brand new series of Conor's TV show, The Notorious will start on RTE2 on next Monday at 10pm.

The show will reveal behind-the-scenes footage with his family and document his training regime.

Herald

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