McGregor celebrates birthday in style

Conor McGregor is arguably the biggest star in mixed martial arts (MMA) nowadays – his ability to self-promote events while delivering spectacular results sets him apart from all the other names in the sport.

In his three years in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the Irishman has already accomplished more than most do in their career, and if the next three years of his career is anything like what came before, “Notorious” may go down as one of the very best in the business.

Brash with a unique sense of flair, it was only natural that the Dublin native celebrated his 28th birthday in style last week.

With the Intrigue Nightclub at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas as his background, the 145-pound champion paid tribute to his Irish heritage, shared a laugh with fellow UFC pro Urijah Faber before enjoying a piece of cake embellished with a crown.

McGregor will next be in action at UFC 202 on August 20, when he faces Nate Diaz in rematch of their UFC 196 bout.