Flanagan and more: Liverpool and Man United stars react to McGregor win
Jon Flanagan and Nick Powell take to Twitter after Conor McGregor is crowned UFC featherweight champion
Conor McGregor was crowned UFC featherweight champion in the early hours of Sunday morning after he knocked out Jose Aldo inside 13 seconds in Las Vegas.
The colourful Irishman won the quickest title fight in history after 14 months of build-up to become the best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.
Unsurprisingly, McGregor had plenty of support from Premier League footballers during his brief title bout, and here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction to the Dubliner’s triumph.
Hull City midfielder David Meyler issues a rallying cry ahead of the fight:
Let's go McGregor! 🍀🇮🇪
— David Meyler (@DavidMeyler7) December 13, 2015
Barcelona striker Neymar shows his support for his compatriot:
Liverpool full-back Jon Flanagan finds it amusing how quick McGregor dismisses Aldo:
Lovely 😂😂😂😂😂. Yes mcgregor lad 👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼
— jon flanagan (@jon_flan93) December 13, 2015
Joey Barton is lost for words after an explosive start and finish:
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) December 13, 2015
Republic of Ireland international Jeff Hendrick is thrilled for McGregor:
Main man @TheNotoriousMMA 👊🏼 wow 🙈🙈
— Jeff Hendrick (@JeffHendrick92) December 13, 2015
Finally, Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell has gotten over the disappointment of losing to Bournemouth to celebrate McGregor’s win:
One punch for mcgregor. !!!
— Nick Powell (@NPowell25) December 13, 2015