PHOTOS | Conor McGregor with pop music icon after concert

Conor McGregor on throne, Duane Ludwig

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has certainly become one of the most recognizable faces in sports, in addition to being one of the most popular fighters in the UFC.

After a concert with his girlfriend, Dee Devlin, McGregor posed with pop music icon Rihanna backstage. Both stars ended up posting pictures to their social media accounts with kind words about each other.

Met @thenotoriousmma #ConorMcGregor backstage last night! So much heart! Thanks for your kind words!

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An honour to see the pound for pound number 1 female in the game perform tonight!! This woman ain't playin!! #AntiWorldTour @badgalriri

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McGregor is currently gearing up for his UFC 202 welterweight rematch with Nate Diaz on August 20th, where he will look to avenge the first loss of his UFC career.