UFC’s Conor McGregor counts on the three F’s to get him through scandal

UFC star Conor McGregor still has the support of his fans in New York City.

By: Lucas Rezende | 3 months ago

Former UFC double champion Conor McGregor is turning back to basics for support after a series of disastrous fiascos in Miami that began with him allegedly sending the Miami Heat mascot to the hospital and ended with him facing his fourth credible allegation of assault in five years. He’s counting on the three F’s: his faithful fiancee Dee Devlin, fan support and future fights.

McGregor’s fiancee is standing by her man

The UK Daily Mail has a personal interest story featuring a series of touching photographs McGregor published of himself and his fiancee Dee Devlin for his recent birthday. But the tabloid also managed to work a few zingers into their coverage

“In a series of intimate Father’s Day snaps, the pregnant 35-year-old partner of UFC star Conor McGregor beams as her three young children cosy up in bed with the topless fighter during a stay at New York’s five-star Peninsula hotel, on Fifth Avenue. 

“Later, while posing on the balcony of the £4,600-a-night hotel Dee seems relaxed as McGregor, 34, gets down on his knees to kiss her tummy, days after he declared to the world they were expecting their fourth child. 

“And in a show of unity, Devlin jetted out to the Big Apple to be by his side shortly after the allegations surfaced. 

“She is, perhaps, an old hand at dealing with such controversies, as it’s not the first scandal that has reared its head during their relationship.”

McGregor thanks fans for their support, calls for patience

While investigations continue, Conor McGregor was recently seen in New York City, where he signed autographs, took pictures and talked to a group of fans in the street. Also being filmed, the UFC former champion thanked his fans for the support in face of the rape accusations and even answered a question about his intentions for the future.

“Thank you so much for the support, appreciate the support.” McGregor said first.

Then, when asked about the future. The Irishman said: “Fighting. Looking to get a fight going.” and was cheered by fans, who encouraged the Notorious to keep on fighting. However, it is unclear at the moment when the community can expect McGregor to return as UFC president Dana White stated that that there have been complications in booking the fight.

But he’s also been a bit less tolerant of his fans, posting this on Instagram: “Placey McPlacerson I am in the place. Ya’s’ll shut up and wait. Silence! A roar from the throne. Patience, peasants.”

Conor McGregor planning to fight again soon

For now, McGregor is a captain on the ongoing The Ultimate Fighter 31 TV show, where his team is competing against former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler’s team. However, the Irishman has yet to score a win on the show, having lost both of the outings that have aired so far.

Conor McGregor is expected to take on Michael Chandler at a date and place yet to be announced by the UFC. The 34-year-old is currently on a two-fight losing skid, with a couple of TKO losses to former interim champion Dustin Poirier. The Notorious has not scored a win since a TKO victory over now retired veteran Donald Cerrone, in January 2020.

McGregor became the UFC featherweight champion by knocking out Jose Aldo in December 2015. In November of the following year, the Irishman became a double champion when he defeated then lightweight title-holder Eddie Alvarez by TKO, thus attaining the status. He would go on to be stripped of both belts due to inactivity.

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Lucas Rezende
Lucas Rezende

Lucas Rezende is a Brazilian journalist and writer from Belem, Para. He has been covering MMA since 2012 and contributing with Bloody Elbow since March 2015. When not writing, Lucas also teaches English. In his free time, he enjoys reading, slapping the bass guitar and traveling.

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