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Conor McGregor says he is 'blown away by the support' from Ireland in Instagram post

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McGregor: I am extremely grateful and proud to be in the position I am in
McGregor: I am extremely grateful and proud to be in the position I am in

The new undisputed featherweight champion has taken to social media for the first time since his win overnight and he has used an Instagram post to pay tribute to the travelling fans.

Just over eight hours after his stunning 13-second KO of Jose Aldo, Conor McGregor has taken time out to post a tribute to the fans.

In an Instagram post, alongside a picture of the new champ McGregor says: 

Thank you for all the kind messages! 
I am extremely grateful and proud to be in the position I am in. 
To the naked eye it was 13 seconds, but to my team and my family it has been a lifetime of work to get to that 13 seconds.
Congratulations to the staff at the UFC on a historic week in the sports history and an amazing 2015 for the company. 
It is an honor to be playing a part in this great companies continued growth and success and an honor to top off a phenomenal week in the sports history. 
Thank you to all the fans who travelled and made this week what it was!! The traveling Irish are untouchable when it comes to creating the atmosphere needed to make a week like this what it was!! I am forever blown away by the support of my country. We have changed the game forever!!! Respect to a great champion in Jose Aldo. The true greats will always overcome adversity. 
I wish him and his loyal team well on their journey back. Much respect. 
Thank you all!!!

 

Thank you for all the kind messages! I am extremely grateful and proud to be in the position I am in. To the naked eye it was 13 seconds, but to my team and my family it has been a lifetime of work to get to that 13 seconds. Congratulations to the staff at the UFC on a historic week in the sports history and an amazing 2015 for the company. It is an honor to be playing a part in this great companies continued growth and success and an honor to top off a phenomenal week in the sports history. Thank you to all the fans who travelled and made this week what it was!! The traveling Irish are untouchable when it comes to creating the atmosphere needed to make a week like this what it was!! I am forever blown away by the support of my country. We have changed the game forever!!! Respect to a great champion in Jose Aldo. The true greats will always overcome adversity. I wish him and his loyal team well on their journey back. Much respect. Thank you all!!!

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