Fight world erupts over Conor McGregor's exciting baby news

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Pictured here, Conor McGregor,  fiancee Dee Devlin and their baby boy Rian.
Conor McGregor and fiancee Dee Devlin are proud parents to baby boy Rian, who is the couple's third child. Pic: Instagram

Fight fans have flooded social media with messages of congratulations for Conor McGregor and his partner Dee Devlin after the couple welcomed their third child into the world.

Fresh from taking top spot in Forbes' most recent list of the world's highest-paid athletes, McGregor has yet another reason to celebrate.

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The Irish fighter and his fiancee are now the proud parents to a second son, Rían, which is an ancient Irish name meaning 'little king'.

McGregor made the announcement on Instagram, where he described his wife as 'Wonder Woman' and added that both she and the baby are "doing great".

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“The McGregor Clan is now a family of five,” McGregor posted on Instagram.

“Healthy baby boy delivered! Baby and Mammy Wonder Woman are doing great! God I thank you for everything you give to me and my family in this world.”

Rían is McGregor's third child with his fiancée Dee Devlin. The couple has another son, Conor Jr, and a daughter, Croia.

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McGregor - who has almost 40 million followers on Instagram - was inundated with messages from fans reacting to the family's amazing news.

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Irish star drops future fight hint

McGregor recently hinted at his next goal in the UFC after revealing that he wants to take on lightweight champion Charles Oliveira for the title.

The Irishman dropped the hint after the Brazilian defeated Michael Chandler at UFC 262 over the weekend.

The former featherweight and lightweight double champion congratulated Oliveira on the victory but made it clear he wants the 31-year-old's belt.

Making reference to his former whiskey brand Proper No. Twelve, McGregor posed the rhetorical question about who the next lightweight champion might be.

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Oliveira appears to be on board with the McGregor fight, so long as the Irishman beats Dustin Poirier first.

McGregor and Poirier are set to go toe-to-toe in their trilogy fight at UFC 264 in Las Vegas on July 10.

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UFC president Dana White echoed that sentiment, saying he would need to see how McGregor performed against Poirier before giving him a shot at Oliveira.

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