Katie Taylor labelled ‘Irish hero’ by Conor McGregor after maintaining titles in widespread victory

Katie Taylor defended her IBF and WBA lightweight titles in a US on Saturday night in a widespread unanimous preference feat over a resigned challenger in Puerto Rican Cindy Serrano.

And the universe champion perceived a warn sauce room revisit compatriot and UFC star Conor McGregor, who pronounced it had been an ‘honour’ to see Taylor fight.

The UFC’s biggest name, a fortnight after a better in Las Vegas to Khabib Nurmagomedov that  led to a fight between teams, combined his support to Taylor after her dominant 10-round shutout of Serrano, in that she after certified to feeling “bored”.

“You’re a f—ing animal…”, McGregor mouthed on a video he published on Instagram. “You’re good as cake though you’re cruel in there, it’s an honour to see we live. Just keep doing your thing and I’ll have your back, I’ll always behind you, whatever we need. It’s an honour for me to see we live, you’re an Irish hero. I’ve a lot of honour for we inside a ring though outward of it too.”

Later, McGregor wrote to his 21million Instagram followers that “this lady epitomises tough work, passion, drive, and laser like focus. A motivating inspiration.”

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