He’s already got a hoards of fans all from all over the globe – and now Conor McGregor can add The Rock to his list.
The infamous WWE wrestler has shown his love and support for the Irish UFC champion, saying he is “becoming an icon.”
Dwayne Johnson has apparently followed McGregor’s career ever since he made his UFC debut. But it wasn’t the 13 second KO of 10 year champion Jose Aldo that impressed him the most, it was McGregor’s humble and most graceful Instagram post that followed the fight.
Reposting Conor’s own post on Instagram that thanked his fans and payed respect to his opponent, The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson said he had nothing but respect for the McGregor in return.
One of the classiest messages and show of respect for his opponent I’ve seen from a champion. Congrats @thenotoriousmma. You’re on your way to becoming an icon. #Respect
You can see The Rock’s post and McGregor’s original message below:
One of the classiest messages and show of respect for his opponent I've seen from a champion. Congrats @thenotoriousmma. You're on your way to becoming an icon. #Respect ・・・ Thank you for all the kind messages! I am extremely grateful and proud to be in the position I am in. To the naked eye it was 13 seconds, but to my team and my family it has been a lifetime of work to get to that 13 seconds. Congratulations to the staff at the UFC on a historic week in the sports history and an amazing 2015 for the company. It is an honor to be playing a part in this great companies continued growth and success and an honor to top off a phenomenal week in the sports history. Thank you to all the fans who travelled and made this week what it was!! The traveling Irish are untouchable when it comes to creating the atmosphere needed to make a week like this what it was!! I am forever blown away by the support of my country. We have changed the game forever!!! Respect to a great champion in Jose Aldo. The true greats will always overcome adversity. I wish him and his loyal team well on their journey back. Much respect. Thank you all!!!