Conor McGregor congratulates rising prospect Kron Gracie for his first win inside of the Octagon.
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu prodigy scored a first-round submission finish over Alex Caceres at UFC on ESPN 1. The fight took place on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
After the fight, McGregor reached out to him to congratulate him on the big win on his official Twitter account:
“Enter the mix young son. Congratulations.”
This comes after the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion made it known that he was excited to watch him compete. It’s interesting to see McGregor praise him especially since he trains with McGregor’s archrival Nate Diaz.
Their last fight came back at UFC 202 when Diaz suffered a majority decision loss. This came five months after Diaz submitted McGregor in their first bout at UFC 196.
As for Gracie, the hype train is only beginning to roll following his debut.