Conor McGregor may have lost to Floyd Mayweather in 'The Money Fight', but the Irish mixed martial artist is "still the champ" according to Robbie Keane.
McGregor suffered a TKO defeat to Mayweather in the highly anticipated boxing match, which took place in Las Vegas on August 26, with referee Robert Byrd calling a halt to the bout in the 10th round.
The reigning UFC lightweight champion was always viewed as a heavy underdog for the clash against Mayweather, who took his professional record to 50-0 with the win, surpassing Rocky Marciano's record in the process.
Personalities from across the sports and entertainment industries have since had their say on the outcome - some complimentary, some dismissive - and former Republic of Ireland international Keane is one of them.
The 37-year-old, who holds the record for most goals and appearances for Ireland with 68 goals in 146 caps, was pictured with McGregor during the fight after-party and has shared a post on his Instagram page featuring the two of them together with their partners.
Keane is in no doubt about his compatriot's status following the fight, simply writing: "Still the champ @thenotoriousmma"
Plenty of observers may not agree with the former Tottenham striker's view, but McGregor is strictly still a champion in the UFC and it looks likely that he will return to that realm in order to defend his belt.
Keane, meanwhile, is gearing up for a challenge of his own as he prepares for life in the Indian Super League, having signed for the division's champions Atletico de Kolkata at the beginning of August.