Conor McGregor sends Ryan Garcia message after his win over Devin Haney

Conor McGregor took to social media to congratulate Ryan Garcia on his surprise win over Devin Haney in New York.

The California native secured a stunning upset over Haney, knocking his fellow American down three times en route to a majority decision victory at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Garcia had missed the 10st light-welterweight limit by 3.2lbs so was not eligible to win the WBC title, while his recent erratic tweets and behaviour in fight week led many to question whether the contest should go ahead.

Garcia, who had a point deducted in the seventh for punching on the break, has now won 25 of his 26 bouts and two in a row since his only professional defeat to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis 12 months ago.

Taking to Twitter after the fight, McGregor wrote: "Yup Jesus and the sesh! Ya’s know f*** all, peasants, stay out of our ear! Well in Garcia. An amazing fight from two champions! Have now fought each other 7 times! That’s incredible.

"Some are just born to fight! Some aren’t. If you aren’t be sure to be a good gatherer cos I be hungry. God speed to both men and teams in this crazy world and congrats Ryan Garcia! Tonight is your night, I knew when he fought Tank that this guy was electric. Even in defeat. I went backstage after he’d been stopped to the body last time out. Only his close people were present. A win or a loss will never make or break a person to me. When you know, you know. Fighters know. The real know. God knows!

"Now the real fight happens for the young man, too! Stay strong kid, believe in the Lord’s guidance and keep it tight like frogs ass in Versace lad hahaha yes! Well in! Jesus is King so don’t go against what he tells you personally and internally. Keep it right and good luck lil’ bro. Drink responsibly @ProperWhiskey and @ForgedStout everynight."