Conor McGregor
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 06: Dee Devlin (L) and Host/VIP Conor McGregor attend the David Yurman with Conor McGregor Hosts an In-Store Event on July 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for David Yurman)

Conor McGregor Pops the Question, Only Took 12 Years and 2 Kids For Girlfriend to Pin Him

Some guys are hard to pin down. This is doubly true of celebrities and mixed-martial artists. But somehow, Dubliner Dee Devlin managed to get retired MMA fighter and UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor to submit – to marriage.

Yes, the longtime girlfriend of the athlete otherwise known as “The Notorious” finally got the tattooed Irish bad boy to put a ring on it – and what a rock it was. The couple showed off the bling in a deliriously happy selfie on Instagram a few days before Devlin’s birthday.

“What a birthday, my future wife!” the caption reads.

It’s been a long wait for the Irish lass; she’s been with McGregor for 12 years and birthed two of his children, 3-year-old son Conor Jr. and 1-year-old daughter Croia. She’s encouraged his athletic aspirations from the very beginning, when he quit his job as a plumber to train full-time.

“Every day since I started in this game, she’s supported me,” McGregor told VIP Magazine in 2013. “She’d drive me to the gym, and she’d listen to all my dreams. I wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for her.”

Ultimately, their love seems to have outlasted McGregor’s fighting career (though does anyone really believes he’s retired for good?), so maybe this is the perfect time to get married. He doesn’t have much else going on for now, right?

Regardless of why it took so long for McGregor to commit, we congratulate the happy couple and wish them all the best on their new chapter together.

And Dee, you deserve a medal for your patience. What a champ.

Cover Photo: Bryan Steffy / Stringer (Getty Images)

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