BEHIND every successful great man stands a greater woman and that is no exception for Conor McGregor.
On Sunday, boxing champion Floyd Mayweather outclassed McGregor to win their money-spinning superfight by technical knockout in the 10th round.
But while McGregor didn’t walk away from the ring with a win, the Irish mixed martial arts star says none of his successes to date would be possible without the support of his longtime girlfriend and mother of his son Dee Devlin.
From humble beginnings, Ireland-born Devlin has remained the consistent rock in McGregor’s life.
The 30-year-old brunette has stood by McGregor throughout his challenging career, even before he stepped in to the spotlight.
“My girlfriend worked very hard throughout the years and stuck by me when I had essentially nothing.
“For me to be able to take her out of work, give her everything she’s ever wanted and to travel the world with, fills me with pride.”
Before his worldwide success, fame and millions of dollars in prize money and endorsements.
The love story between McGregor and Ms Devlin started at an Irish nightclub in 2008, where the brunette beauty revealed how sparks flew at first sight.
“He’s very funny, he always keeps me entertained and makes me laugh,” she told VIP Magazine.
“He was already training when I met him, so I really admired his dedication to that, too.”
McGregor admitted that it was Ms Devlin’s “good girl” qualities that attracted him to her in the early stages.
“I asked her to come over and we just started chatting. She seemed like a nice girl, and I like good girls.”
When he’s not fighting, McGregor and Devlin love to travel and shop together, and despite his rigorous training and competition schedule spend valuable time with one another and their newborn.
“My girlfriend has been there since the start. She has helped me throughout this career,” McGregor told the Irish Mirror.
“If It wasn’t for her, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today. So definitely, I love to spoil her.”
Devlin also helps her partner by helping to manage his finances.
“She has helped me throughout this career,” he told MMA Fighting in 2015. “She does not work anymore, I hired her to the business … she works for me now and collects the checks.”
Mcgregor’s startup story is more of believing in yourself and finding people to surround yourself with who believe in you as well. Life is too short to keep your circle full of people who will watch you fail.
Don’t EVER let your circumstances of little beginings or people hold you down. Get out there and take what’s yours! No excuses!
Outside the arena, ‘The Notorious’ has several partnership deals and product endorsements including Reebok, Bud Light, Volvo and Monster Energy.