The Mayweather-vs-McGregor super-fight seems to have pulled everyone even remotely related to the event into the spotlight. From McGregor’s sparring partners to Mayweather’s bodyguards to even the newborn Conor McGregor Jr — the mega-event has spared no one.
Now, it’s Dee Devlin’s turn in the limelight. McGregor’s girlfriend of nine years has been with “Notorious” since before he had a shred of notoriety. She recalls watching him fight in front of a crowd of around 50 people, long before he joined the UFC and became the celebrity we know today.
She knew McGregor when he was broke and living on welfare, and quit her job to travel with him. McGregor has been open with his appreciation: “My girlfriend worked very hard throughout the years and stuck by me when I had essentially nothing.”
Will they finally tie the knot? Here are the odds.
Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin: Happily Ever After?
ODDS MCGREGOR AND DEVLIN ARE MARRIED BY YEAR-END 2018: 3/1
Rumor has it that Conor McGregor plans to propose very soon. After nine whirlwind years, the long-time couple may finally tie the knot. Especially now that he’s many millions of dollars richer, they could have the most lavish wedding Ireland has ever seen. Yet, it’s already been eight years, and McGregor has been a millionaire for a while. What’s he been waiting for? I don’t get the sense he needed the extra $90 million or so from the Mayweather to throw his “dream” wedding.
ODDS MCGREGOR AND DEVLIN BREAK UP BEFORE YEAR-END 2018: 8/1
The pair have been through thick and thin together, so I don’t think there’s much value in this bet. A recent article by the New York Post describes an extremely solid relationship. But McGregor has just entered a whole other level of fame and fortune, and that can change a dude.
ODDS CONOR MCGREGOR JR BECOMES A PROFESSIONAL FIGHTER: 3/1
Fighters are usually split on this issue. Either they start training their kids at a ridiculously young age, like Floyd Mayweather Sr., or they refuse to allow their kids to follow in their footsteps. McGregor has vowed to set aside £75 million for his son, so Junior will have a pretty comfortable life. However, McGregor has also vowed to teach him some valuable lessons: “I will teach him that to achieve great things in this life we must work hard.” That’s a little vague, and even if he’s encouraged toward combat sports, having a tough, talented dad doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have the chops to go pro. Just ask Cooper Manning.
ODDS DEE DEVLIN APPEARS ON A REALITY SHOW BY YEAR-END 2020: 7/1
Despite all the media attention, Devlin appears to be quite a private person. She likes to flaunt her lifestyle on Instagram, but in front of the camera, she’s calm and collected. In many ways, she’s the counter-balance to McGregor. If you think of all the people who make it as reality TV stars, Dee Devlin doesn’t really fit that mold. Sadly, that refreshingly modest attitude only makes me want to see her star in Season 1 of “The Real Housewives of Dublin.”