Ritu Phogat has a fan in Ireland! And not just any fan, the most famous mixed martial artist on the planet took to Twitter last night to announce he was rooting for the Indian:

In a series of tweets to mark Divali the two division UFC champion declared his love for India and pledged to go there in order to study chess and yoga and drink whisky. It is quite possible he might have been engaging in the latter activity prior to posting these tweets.

McGregor has regularly used Twitter as a platform to insult his rivals and their relatives. So this was very benign by his standards and the Irish star seems to genuinely love India.

We wonder when he will get round to travelling their to study yoga and chess? And drink whisky of course.