Conor McGregor Announces Birth of His Third Child, Posts Heartwarming Photo

by Chris Haney

On Monday, UFC superstar and former champion Conor McGregor announced that his fiancée gave birth to the couple’s third child.

The 32-year-old fighter and his partner Dee Devlin just welcomed their newest baby boy, Rían McGregor, to the world. The proud father shared a candid photo holding little Rían with his almost 40 million Instagram followers. McGregor is seen beaming with pride while still in the hospital following his son’s delivery.

According to his post, Devlin and their son are both healthy and “doing great.” As the Irishman said, the McGregor family is growing and up to five now with the birth of their third little one.

“The McGregor Clan is now a family of 5. Healthy baby boy delivered! Baby and Mammy Wonder Woman are doing great! God I thank you for everything you give to me and my family in this world. My new born son, Rían McGregor,” Conor McGregor wrote in the announcement.

The happy couple now have three little children under the age of four. Their first child, Conor Jr., was born in May 2017. Additionally, their only daughter, Croia, was born just shy of two years later in January 2019. With three young kids and an upcoming fight, Conor McGregor is going to have his hands full in the coming months.

The MMA fighter and creator of Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey is scheduled to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 on July 10. McGregor and Poirier split their first two bouts, setting up an epic trilogy fight. McGregor came out victorious in their first fight with a first-round TKO at UFC 178 in September 2014. However, in January, Poirier got revenge with a second-round TKO of his own.

Conor McGregor Tops Forbes’ List of Highest-Earning Athletes in 2021

The McGregor family has had plenty to celebrate in recent history. Just last week, Forbes released their annual list of the highest-paid athletes in the world, and “The Notorious” Conor McGregor topped the chart.

According to Forbes, McGregor earned a massive $180 million in 2020. Although he’s one of the highest-paid fighters in the UFC, the majority of his earnings came outside of the octagon. He pulled in around $22 million for his loss to Dustin Poirier earlier this year in January.

Yet most of his enormous income came from endorsements, and owning a successful liquor brand: Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey. The Irishman and his team recently sold their majority stake in the company last month for $600 million to Proximo Spirits.

Conor McGregor is only the third active athlete still competing to make more than $70 million outside of their sport. According to Forbes, only two other legendary athletes have passed that mark: golfer Tiger Woods and tennis player Roger Federer.

The full list consisted of athletes spread across different sports and different countries. Soccer icons Lionel Messi ($130 million) and Cristiano Ronaldo ($120 million) came in at second and third on the list respectively. The soccer stars were followed by a newcomer to the list in Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott ($107.5 million). His recent record-breaking contract helped propel him onto the coveted list. A staple of the Forbes list came in at No. 5 with NBA star LeBron James earning $96.5 million last year.

The rest of Forbes’ list includes soccer star Neymar ($95 million), tennis icon Roger Federer ($90 million), Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton ($82 million), Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady ($76 million), and Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant ($75 million) rounding out the Top 10.