Conor McGregor has sponsored an entire team of young Irish MMA fighters for their trip to the Youth World Championships. It is believed that ‘The Notorious’ has taken up the entire expenses of the fight campaign, including their flights, accommodations and others.
Conor McGregor also sent his wises to the Youth team, and acknowledged the fact that his countrymen are in excellent hands. McGrergor wrote: “Wishing the Irish squad the very best of luck in their quest at the world championships this year! From the fighters to the coaches, I know the future of our fighting nation is in excellent hands! Fight with the pride of the emerald isle, team! We are all with you! Good luck!”
Head coach of the Irish Youth MMA team responds to Conor McGregor’s donation
Irish Youth MMA team’s head coach was elated with McGregor’s help, as he responded with a message of his own. His statement read:
“This gesture by Conor has come at a time when Irish MMA needed it most. Gyms were among the worst hit by the Covid pandemic and throughout 2020, thousands of young athletes were unable to train on the mats with their teammates and coaches.“
The Trilogy bout inches closer!
McGregor is currently preparing for his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 on the 10th of July. The fight is set to take place in Las Vegas. The scoreline in the fight currently reads 1-1, after Poirier exacted revenge over McGregor for his UFC 178 loss in September 2014.
In the second fight, Poirier knocked McGregor out at UFC 257, earlier this year. This was McGregor’s first ever knockout loss. With the trilogy fight only a few days, who do you think will have their hands raised, come the 10th of July.