‘God I Thank You for Everything’- Conor McGregor Announces Huge Personal News

Published 05/17/2021, 1:54 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: Conor McGregor enters the Octagon for his featherweight title fight against Jose Aldo during UFC 194 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


Former UFC double divisional champion Conor McGregor has announced the arrival of a new member to his family. He and his wife are blessed with a baby boy who they named Rian McGregor.

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The ‘Notorious’ took to Instagram and shared this wonderful news with all his followers around the world. He penned, “The McGregor Clan is now a family of 5. (A) Healthy baby boy delivered! Baby and Mammy Wonder Woman are doing great! God, I thank you for everything you give to me and my family in this world. My new born son, Rían McGregor.

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McGregor and his wife Dee Devlin were already proud parents to 4-year-old Conor Jr. and 2-year-old Croia. The birth of his child will certainly motivate McGregor to notch up his preparation for his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier. The Irishman has flown to Dubai for the same.

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Conor McGregor is the highest-paid athlete in 2021

McGregor was already on cloud nine after he was declared the highest-paid athlete in 2021. The list saw him topple some of the prominent names of the sporting world around the globe. This includes soccer aces like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and NFL’s Dallas Cowboys star Dak Prescott.

If we break down his earnings, he earned around $22 million from his UFC octagon appearance and another $158 million came through his business ventures, including $150 million alone from the recent sale of his majority stake in his Proper Twelve whiskey brand.

All important trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier

McGregor will be under some pressure to deliver against a confident Poirier. The lightweight maestros collided earlier this year at UFC 257 where the ‘Diamond’ proved to be too much for the ‘Notorious’ one.

The former decimated the latter on his way to a second-round TKO win. This loss via KO/TKO was the first of its kind for McGregor in his professional career of 27 fights.

The win brought both of them at level with a 1-1 scoreline. The ‘Notorious’ had won their previous fight back in 2014 via TKO in round 1.

The recent form of McGregor

McGregor has blown hot and cold in his last 6 fights. He has won 3 and lost 3 matches, of which, 2 losses have come in the last three matches.

He lost the biggest fight in UFC history in terms of pay-per-view buys against ‘The Eagle’ Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. McGregor then took a hiatus of two years before facing Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 and picked up a sensational first-round TKO victory in that fight.

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As discussed above, his last match was against Dustin Poirier, and he lost the rematch after being dominated by the ‘Diamond’ for most of the match.

McGregor will look to capture the lost ground with a resounding win over Poirier. The win will also give him a certain chance to have a crack at the lightweight championship next.

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Can the arrival of the baby motivate McGregor to beat Poirier?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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