Northern Ireland

Conor McGregor and fiancée Dee Devlin welcome baby boy

Former UFC featherweight champion announces the birth of his fourth child.
Former UFC featherweight champion announces the birth of his fourth child. Former UFC featherweight champion announces the birth of his fourth child.

Former UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has confirmed the birth of his fourth child with fiancé Dee Devlin.

McGregor took to the X social media platform, formerly Twitter, to announce the birth, posting: "Skin to skin! Another chunky healthy boy into the world. Dee you are my hero. "

Taking to social media on Wednesday, McGregor announced Devlin was due to give birth to their "new baby boy" soon, writing: "Up early tomorrow to bring our new baby boy in to this world, say a prayer for us! Let’s go Mammy."

"So excited guys, sending mama dee the best of luck, love you both," said Conor's sister Erin, wishing the expecting parents well.

Sarah, Dee's sister, chimed in as well, saying, “Can’t bloody wait! Sienna won’t be the youngest anymore. Let’s go wonder Mammy”.

The Irish fighter shared two pictures of the couple all smiles as they prepared to head to the hospital, adding: "Things are going well. We've also got another on the way."

McGregor revealed Devlin's latest pregnancy back in June during an appearance on talk show Kelly and Mark, telling the hosts: "We've got another one on the way. There's a lot going on."

The couple already have three young children together - Conor Jr., Croia and Rian, aged six, four and two.

The new arrival comes as McGregor faces controversy and investigation by gardaí over social media activity linked to recent violent riots in Dublin.

The disturbances followed a knife attack in the city that left three children and a woman injured.

In the aftermath, McGregor made emotional posts calling for "change" and a "plan of action" from the Irish government over public safety.

He wrote last week: "If they do not act soon to ensure Ireland's safety, I will."

 McGregor's posts are now being examined by police as part of probes into suspected incitement to hatred on social media.

The MMA star has insisted he does not condone the riots, responding to claims he was stirring up tensions.

The violent scenes in Dublin saw protesters set fire to buses and gardaí cars. Looting also took place across the city center. Unsubstantiated online rumors after the stabbings claimed a foreign national was responsible, sparking far-right demonstrations.

McGregor remains sidelined from UFC competition after breaking his leg in a bout with Dustin Poirier in July 2021. His last victory inside the octagon came in January 2020.