SLS Las Vegas was in full celebration mode after UFC Featherweight Conor McGregor claimed Fotxtail as his after-fight HQ.
The Irish champ and his entourage filled up the Northside Café for a late night dinner joined by UFC chiefs Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta after knocking out American fighter Chad Mendes less than 5 minutes into the second round.
After showing off his new belt on the red carpet and pausing for some fan selfies, McGregor was triumphantly received by a massive crowd of fight fans from here and abroad, including UFC ring girl favorite Arianny Celeste who dined earlier in the evening at Katsuya.
Draped in the Irish flag and hoisting the belt overhead, there was nothing “interim” about this celebration – McGregor was acting every inch the UFC featherweight champ and seemingly already anxious to take on seven-time defending champion Jose Aldo for the undisputed crown.
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About Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor is an Irish mixed martial artist who competes in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he is the current interim UFC Featherweight Champion. He is the former Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight champion. As of July 12th, 2015, he is the #3 ranked featherweight in the world in official UFC rankings.
Conor McGregor was born on 14 July 1988 in Dublin, Ireland. McGregor began his professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) career in 2008 after leaving his job as a plumber. In 2009, he attended UFC 93 and was so captivated by the experience he began to pursue a professional career in the UFC. McGregor trained under the tutelage of John Kavanagh, the first Irish person to achieve a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and his team at SBG Ireland. McGregor was always fond of fighting and was no stranger to combat sports having already trained in boxing. With his boxing background as a base he has also trained in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Capoeira, and Kickboxing prior to competing in professional MMA. On 6 April 2013, McGregor made his UFC debut at UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi under the preliminary card. McGregor promoted to Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt after his bout with Poirier at UFC 178, under John Kavanagh. McGregor trains with SBG Ireland alongside fellow UFC fighters Cathal Pendred and Gunnar Nelson. – Wikipedia