The IBF bantamweight champion drew both positive and negative reactions for her appearance at the event, where she shared moments with McGregor, serving his Forged Irish Stout.
Bridges and McGregor’s interaction drew significant focus throughout the night, as they were pictured together and even playfully engaged with the cameras.
Despite McGregor’s attention-grabbing antics, Bridges has found herself receiving diverse feedback about her newfound connection with the MMA superstar.
In response to the chatter, Bridges expressed her gratitude, especially to the critics, acknowledging their role in promoting her and the Forged Stout.
She wrote, “Shoutout to everyone talking about me and Conor McGregor… Appreciate u promoting us & the Forged Stout. Absolute legends ILY.”
McGregor and Bridges initially crossed paths at the Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron fight earlier this year. Bridges had playfully commented on their pictures, creating a buzz with her response to a fan’s comment about McGregor’s demeanor.
Their interactions have generated talks and speculation among fans, with some condemning their sudden romance, while others claim it is all showbiz to pull a media stunt.
The Australian boxer’s involvement in McGregor’s spotlight is said to have highlighted the growing synergy between boxing and MMA.
Also, McGregor’s appearance alongside Bridges at Joshua’s fight also offers a hint into the crossover appeal that both sports hold.
McGregor is expected to return to intense training, in preparation for his upcoming fight against Michael Chandler at UFC 296 on December 16.