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We might still be in the dark in terms of when Conor McGregor will return to the Octagon, but for now, the reigning UFC lightweight champion is embracing his heritage.

McGregor took in a history lesson recently with his son as Ireland celebrates.

“170 years ago today Ireland’s Tri-colour was first raised! I’ve raised it high and with pride since! The green for the south. The orange for parts of the north. And the White is for the peace that we have between borders as a connected nation,” he posted on Instagram. “I have multiple blood soaked Tri-colour flags that I have taken back from battle, on home and foreign soil. Ireland is a nation that has proven its ability to fight. A nation that has fought to be free. Either border. We are a power nation.

“Ireland I love you and everything about you.”