There is often friction between fans of the two fighting codes.
Boxing and UFC trade verbal blows arguing which is the champion of the combat sports.
However the Irish boxing fraternity rowed in behind their UFC cousins on Saturday night and there was nothing but praise for former Crumlin amateur boxer Conor McGregor after he became UFC featherweight World champion by stopping Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds.
Indeed, it wasn’t just fans, who heaped praise on ‘The Notorious’ stars of the Irish-boxing code were full of admiration and support for the UFC’s star man.
Check out a selection of complimentary tweets from some of Irish boxing’s biggest names below:
— Barry McGuigan (@ClonesCyclone) December 13, 2015
Congrats to king Conor. A lifetime of discipline, dedication and hard work are what make 13 seconds look easy, oh and a mighty left hand!!👊💚
— Bernard Dunne (@Bernard_Dunne) December 13, 2015
— Jamie Moore (@JamieMoore777) December 14, 2015
Wow. 13 seconds!! Congrats champ @TheNotoriousMMA. The best 🇮🇪
— Katie Taylor (@KatieTaylor) December 13, 2015
See it, Believe it, Receive it! The LOA is real and works, well done @TheNotoriousMMA fantastic stuff, but sure you knew it already! 👍🏼👊🏼
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) December 13, 2015
Wow! Fight. Blink. Mc Gregors World Champ.Bow! Respect Congratulations .@TheNotoriousMMA
— christina mcmahon (@chrisyproboxer) December 13, 2015
— matthew macklin (@mattmacklin) December 13, 2015
— Conrad Cummings (@ChampCummings) December 13, 2015
— Patrick Hyland (@Pajpunisher) December 13, 2015
I must have watched the @TheNotoriousMMA fight (all 13secs) about 100x ..
— Steven Ward (@Stevenward_) December 13, 2015
— Joe Gallagher (@gallaghersgym) December 13, 2015
@TheNotoriousMMA ya ledge 👊
— Carl Frampton (@RealCFrampton) December 13, 2015
— Lewis Crocker (@lewiscrocker1) December 13, 2015