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'I was close to tears' - Conor McGregor invites Irishman over to Vegas after song goes viral

By Ger Keville

A young Kildare man who penned a song about Conor McGregor was left close to tears following a heart-warming gesture by the Notorious.

McGregor has invited Mick Konstantin and a friend to Vegas for the August 26 showdown with Floyd Mayweather after his song - There's Only One Conor McGregor - went viral earlier this week.

The catchy tune proved a huge hit with McGregor whose management team contacted Konstantin through Facebook to offer the Celbridge man an all-expenses trip to Sin City.

Konstantin was in studio recording the song - which will be released this week - when he received the message and admitted he was close to tears when he digested the news.

"I was speechless, I nearly started crying," Konstantin told Independent.ie.

"Then, after reading it I thought it may have been a prank. It would have been some prank! I ran out of the studio and ran up and down the street a few times. It took a while to sink in."

McGregor confirmed the offer when speaking to Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting on Friday night and Konstantin says the gesture tells you everything you need to know about the Irishman.

"Conor McGregor didn't have to do this. I am nothing to him and even in his interview he just mentioned it, he didn't make a big deal about it," added Konstantin.

Especially coming up to the fight. He has a lot on, to even think about it is outrageous. I always thought he was the f***ing man, the way he manages himself. The way he trains and the way he promotes himself. Mick Konstantin

"You can also tell what his fans mean to him. He is always signing autographs and always had time for fans. This gesture just confirms what I thought."

There is Only One Conor McGregor is not the first song that went viral by the ucalaly-playing Konstantin, who is a primary school teacher in Maynooth.

During Euro 2016, he wrote a song called Taking Over France that was viewed millions of times.

He expects There Is Only One Conor McGregor to be available to download on iTunes and aired on radio early next week. Possibly number one on August 26?

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