Award-winning British songstress Rita Ora has set tongues wagging after appearing alongside UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor at the British Fashion Awards this week, using the caption “date night” on the picture she uploaded to social media, as well as tagging McGregor’s username, @thenotoriousmma.
Date night @TheNotoriousMMA pic.twitter.com/G4gR5KJ11Y
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) December 5, 2017
McGregor is yet to confirm when he will be returning to the UFC’s hallowed Octagon, but that hasn’t stopped him from appearing at cultural events, or from flaunting his flamboyant lifestyle on social media for the last few months.
The Irish mixed martial artist was photographed sitting next to Ora, who cheekily bit her lip and winked for the camera. Social media immediately began to buzz with fans of both celebrities chiming in to ask what the heck was going on. The vibe was one of confusion and disbelief, as it is well known that McGregor’s partner Dee Devlin had only recently given birth to the couple’s first child, Conor Jack, earlier this year.
Is Conor McGregor going with Rita Ora ??? Wdc
— Jade Kerrigan (@KerriganJade) December 5, 2017
What’s the craic with Rita Ora and Conor McGregor then 😅
— Wakes (@tomwakelinnn) December 5, 2017
Rita Ora putting them pictures on insta of her and Conor McGregor is weirdddd 🤔🤔
— adi x (@yoitsadi) December 5, 2017
Fans of McGregor even went so far as to label Ora as a home wrecker.
Rita Ora may get DOWN off Conor McGregor, home wrecker !!!!!
— Caitlin (@caitlink1998) December 5, 2017
Asif rita ora put a pic on with Conor mcgregor saying date night when he has a full blown wife and kids😫 slinkkkkkkkk
— S A R A (@Saraatfixxx) December 5, 2017
Rita Ora putting up insta posts with Conor McGregor with the caption “date night 🖤” is pure scum ffs 😂😂😂😂
— Mixer (@Mixer_1992) December 5, 2017
Does Rita Ora not know that Conor McGregor has a girlfriend who’s the mother of his son? And does Conor not realize what he’s doing too? Talk about home-wrecking!
— Drico (@DricoMonster) December 5, 2017
Fans on social media certainly seem to be invested heavily in what each of the two stars are doing with each other. It’s entirely possible, and probable, that the two are just mates who rocked up to the British Fashion Awards together. Both are known to love the finer things in life, so is it so crazy that they may have bonded over it?
We’re pretty certain that if McGregor were to step out on his family, he wouldn’t be doing it as publicly or as brazenly by having it plastered across social media for the world to see.
That was certainly the sentiment of long time sparring partner Artem Lobov. The Russian naturalized Irish professional fighter commented on the tweet saying: “Sorry Rita, Burgers are nice but not when a man has steak at home.”
Interestingly, Artem deleted the savage tweet and Rita has changed the caption on Instagram (albeit due to the increasing abuse).
More to come.
Senior Writer at CSF | Breaking News | MMA fanatic On December 6, 2017