The Ultimate Fighter
UFC - Rise of 'The Fighting Irish' led by Conor McGregor celebrated in Dublin with giant poster
By: Gareth A Davies, The Telegraph
"The extraordinary rise of the fighting Irish in the UFC over the last twelve months was celebrated in Dublin on Thursday. Conor McGregor, the UFC featherweight who has enjoyed a stellar rise, enjoyed a ‘homecoming’ in Dublin city centre fresh from his first round TKO of Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 in Las Vegas on Sept 27.
"Greeted by a 125m wide UFC ‘Fighting Irish' billboard, McGregor was joined by fellow Irish athletes, Patrick Holohan, Cathal Pendred and current Ultimate Fighter 20 contender Aisling Daly. Needless to say, a huge crowd joined them.
"Pendred edged out Gasan Umalatov after three close rounds at UFC Fight Night Stockholm last weekend, as he moved to 2-0 record in his UFC career, post-TUF."
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