Dee Devlin; All you need to know about Conor McGregor's girlfriend

The couple have been together for eight years
The couple have been together for eight years

THEY say behind every great man is an even better woman - and this is definitely the case for UFC champion Conor McGregor.

The couple have been together for over eight years, and McGregor says she has kept him going throughout that time.

He spoke about their relationship in an interview with MMAFighting: "My girlfriend has been there since the start.

"She has helped me throughout this career.

"If It wasn't for her, I probably wouldn't be where I am today.

From Walkinstown in Dublin, Dee quit her job to be able to support her boyfriend on the road, where she is now an official member of his team.

She has been a constant source of support to the athlete, after his victory over Chad Mendes in July she posted an emotional tribute:

"To say that I am proud is a MAJOR understatement!

"I am so on cloud 9 right now I can't even put it into words.

"Thank you to every single person who made the trip out to Vegas to support Conor last night! The place was absolutely buzzin!

"And to all of the fans at home who also had a big part to play in making this event so special.

"Hours upon hours, years upon years of hard work and complete dedication to his craft accumulated last night.

"I am so grateful right now it's overwhelming. We did it babe!! I love you more than anything."

Despite his success, she has admitted she still gets nervous watching him compete.

Speaking to underground MMA, she admitted: "I find I'm more nervous now - the first time I went to see Conor fight there was 50 people in a room, and I thought 'There's no way you can be more nervous than this' but each time it's just getting that more and more nerve-wracking.

"Especially watching someone you care about getting in the ring - it definitely gets me in the gut I have to say."