Conor McGregor pays tribute to the Gracie family ahead of Kron’s octagon debut

Conor McGregor
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Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor is very excited to see Kron Gracie make his octagon debut at tomorrow’s night’s UFC event in Phoenix.

The Irish superstar took to Twitter where he paid respect to the Gracie family while wishing Kron the best of luck in his upcoming contest with Alex Caceres.

“Very excited to see Kron Gracie compete tomorrow in the UFC. Son of Rickson, partner of Diaz. So much lineage. Very proud and exciting moment here for the prestigious Gracie family. Remember that without this family, none of us would have a job we loved. Good luck and Respect.” – Conor McGregor

Kron Gracie, who is the son of legendary Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace Rickson Gracie, will enter tomorrow night’s fight with Caceres sporting a perfect professional record of 4-0.

Kron Gracie
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The 30-year-old, Gracie, has not competed in mixed martial arts since defeating Tatsuya Kawajiri via second-round submission under the RIZIN banner in December of 2016.

As for Alex Caceres, “Bruce Leeroy” is coming off a split-decision victory over Martin Bravo which occurred at the TUF 27 Finale this past July.

Meanwhile, Conor McGregor has recently been linked to a potential scrap with fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

“Mystic Mac” was last seen in action at UFC 229, where he suffered a fourth-round submission loss to current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Who are you hoping to see Conor McGregor fight in his next octagon appearance? Do you think Kron Gracie will be able to defeat Alex Caceres in his octagon debut? Sound off in the comments section PENN Nation!