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BBC's Steven Nolan hails Vegas fight night as 'one of the best experiences of my life'

By Chris McCullough

It was an event not for the faint-hearted and Stephen Nolan branded it one of the most amazing nights of his life.

The BBC's Nolan took to Twitter to voice his delight in attending the big UFC fight in Las Vegas over the weekend.

Irishman Conor McGregor was in the ring to take on American Chad Mendes in the mixed martial arts clash.

It only took McGregor the second round to see his opponent off with a jaw-numbing left hook which connected strong enough to leave Mendes on the canvas.

Nolan was among an army of Irish supporters who attended the event.

On Twitter the voice of the 'biggest show in the country' said he was "proud to be Irish at the MGM" and that it was "one of the most amazing experiences of my life".

He added: "Vegas MGM was overwhelmed by the Irish tonight.

"Incredible support for McGregor.

"It sounded like there were more Irish than Americans here."

Also taking to Twitter was Barry McGuigan, who was in El Paso in Texas watching the fight in Hineys restaurant.

McGuigan said: "Great performance @TheNotoriousMMA, had to handle some difficult moments but when he was on his feet using his boxing/punching #unstoppable."

Belfast boxer Paddy Barnes said: "I didn't watch your fight and don't watch UFC but I love your character @TheNotoriousMMA so well done last night!"

McGregor sustained a couple of blood injuries during the fight but nothing too serious to stop him attending the UFC after-party in Foxtail Nightclub in Las Vegas with his girlfriend Dee Devlin.

He has now won 14 consecutive fights and has secured a bout with Jose Aldo.

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