'Respect to the king': Social media reacts to history-maker Conor McGregor
They had a chance to witness history in the making, as the Irishman became the first fighter ever to win titles in different divisions. Not only that, he now holds two belts simultaneously.
Social media was awash with admiration and praise, including from NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, for the controversial character who rubber-stamped his place as the promotion’s star.
Mcgregor really to cold. Viscous and lethal. Much luv and respect king— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) November 13, 2016
Hopefully this puts an end to the talk of who the biggest star in the sport is. Was McGregor going in, but it's absolutely undeniable now.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 13, 2016
Conor McGregor. Conceive. Believe. Achieve. He's a two weight UFC champion. Is there anything this man can't do? Incredible.— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) November 13, 2016