Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh celebrates after birth of baby son as UFC legend sends his best to close pal

CONOR McGREGOR'S coach John Kavanagh is celebrating the birth of his new baby boy.

And McGregor passed on his best for the new arrival by 'liking' Kavanagh's big reveal.

The Irish MMA coach uploaded two photos two Twitter telling the world his great news.

The first showed Kavanagh holding his son, captioned "The champ is here".

And the second showed weighing scales. The Irishman captioned this: Scales set up. Junior due to step on them on them in a few hrs.

"Coming in championship weight."

Kavanagh is in a relationship with 34-year-old fiancee Orlagh Hunter.

The pair have been engaged since 2014.

People from across the fighting industry rushed to congratulate the couple on their newborn arrival.

Champion Irish boxer Michael Conlan said: "Congrats John, wishing you Orlaith and the baby health and happiness."

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UFC commentator John Gooden tweeted: "Congratulations to you all!"

Broadcaster Mike Sheridan replied: "Huge congrats to you both, John"

UFC presenter Layla Anna-Lee said: "Wow. Congratulations such a wonderful feeling"

MMA legend Cris Cyborg simply replied: "Blessings."

Two-time Olympic bronze medallist Paddy Barnes said: "Congratulations to yas John"

The man McGregor calls the “The Godfather” has been the head honcho in his training since the beginning and led his star pupil to two UFC titles.

Despite both admitting their close relationship has strained since McGregor’s popularity and out of the cage commitments rocketed, the pair are side-by-side in the gym.

And if McGregor chooses to end his 'retirement', Kavanagh will be backing his man once again.

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