Conor McGregor now 'proud and blessed Daddy' after birth of son

UFC star Conor McGregor and girlfriend Dee Devlin welcomed the birth of a son this past week in Ireland.

McGregor, 28, posted a photo of his newborn to social media early Sunday. In a separate post, Devlin wrote that the baby, Conor Jack McGregor, was born on Friday and weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces.

"Dee and Junior are doing great everyone!" McGregor wrote on Twitter: "Thank you for all the kind words, I am one proud and blessed Daddy."

McGregor later tweeted a photo of himself holding his son.

A verified Instagram account for Conor McGregor Jr., with zero posts as of Sunday morning, already had over 40,000 followers.

Immediately after capturing the UFC's lightweight title in November, McGregor (21-3) announced he would take a break from the Octagon in anticipation of the birth of his first child.