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It looks like fame has finally caught up with UFC featherweight king Conor McGregor as reports have surfaced that the Crumlin born fighter has hired a team of 24/7 bodyguards after receiving death threats.
The UFC featherweight champion was accompanied by two burly security guards named Rocky and Drago as he attended the VIP Style Awards with his girlfriend Dee Devlin last Friday. McGregor was seen posing for photos all night, however admitted he hired the extra muscle after being targeted by deranged stalkers.
“Conor and Dee arrived around 30 minutes after most of the other red-carpet arrivals and they were accompanied by an entourage. He’d two huge minders with him for the entire evening and although everyone was in great form, they didn’t leave his side once.”
“One of them even waited directly outside the toilets when he nipped in at one stage. Conor was really relaxed and in great humour but the bodyguards didn’t let him out of their sight for even a minute. Anyone who wanted a picture or a quick word with Conor had to go through the minders. He told people their names were Rocky and Drago and that he’d hired them because of death threats.” per the Irish Sun.
Check out the video of McGregor and Dee at the award show below: