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Conor McGregor's partner Dee Devlin breaks silence sending fighter birthday message

The Notorious broke his tibia during his defeat to Dustin Poirier at the weekend


Conor McGregor before the fight

Conor McGregor before the fight

Conor McGregor before the fight

Dee Devlin has broken her silence following her fiancé Conor McGregor’s UFC defeat on Saturday to wish him a happy birthday.

The MMA star turns 33 today and friends and family have taken to social media to wish the Notorious a happy birthday, with his longtime love Dee leading the tributes.

Dee and Conor have been together since 2008 and got engaged last August. They share three children together: Conor Jnr (4), Croia (2) and Rian, who was born in May.

Dee shared a selection of photos on her Instagram page to mark the occasion, writing: “Happy birthday my king! I Love you.”

McGregor is currently recovering from surgery after breaking his tibia during his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirer at UFC 264 in Las Vegas at the weekend.

The fight was immediately ended via “doctor stoppage,” making Poirer the winner.

Speaking to his followers after undergoing surgery on Sunday night, the Crumlin native said: “What’s up fight fans? The Notorious here. Just out of the surgery room. Everything went to plan, everything went perfect. I’m feeling tremendous. We’ve got six weeks on a crutch now and then we begin to build back.

“I want to thank all the fans all around the world for your messages of support. I hope you all enjoyed the show. I want to thank all the fans in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena. 21,800 fans in attendance, the place was absolutely electric.

“It was a hell of a first round. It would’ve been nice to get into the second round and then see what’s what, but it is what it is, that’s the nature of the business. Clean break of the tibia and it was not to be.”

He continued: “Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win but you did nothing in there. That second round would’ve shown all.”

“Onwards and upwards we go team. We dust ourselves off, we build ourselves back and we come back better than ever. Let’s go team.”

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