PIC: Rory McIlroy has heaped praise on Conor McGregor after his remarkable UFC victory 3 years ago

PIC: Rory McIlroy has heaped praise on Conor McGregor after his remarkable UFC victory

Major respect...

Rory McIlroy was obviously keeping a close eye on the bout between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo and it seems that the sceptic has been turned "into a believer" following the incredibly brief encounter.

You can check out what the rest of the world thought of The Notorious' remarkable victory by clicking here.

The County Down man is certainly familiar with big-money sporting endorsements, so you can be sure he knows what he's talking about when he says the Dubliner is in line to make a fair bit of cash.

From one sporting icon to another...