CONOR MCGREGOR has been praised just after donating necessary funds to pay for the entire Irish novice MMA team to contend at the Youth Globe Championships.
The Irishman’s generous donation will spend for Ireland’s 27-male squad alongside with a staff members of 20 coaches to vacation to Sofia in Bulgaria to compete in the IMMAF 2021 match from July 29 to August 1.
McGregor is footing the monthly bill for flights, lodging and registration at a time when a lot of novice opponents would have usually missed out due to the financial constraints designed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Irish UFC star, who was just lately named as Forbes highest-paid athlete, has despatched his best wishes to the group forward of the competitiveness.
He claimed: “Wishing the Irish squad the really best of luck in their quest at the earth championships this 12 months!
“From the fighters to the coaches, I know the long term of our preventing nation is in fantastic palms! Struggle with the delight of the emerald isle, staff!
“We are all with you! Very good luck!”
The minute the Elite Irish Cadet MMA Group discovered out from IMMAA President @mentor_kavanagh that @thenotoriousmma has made available to pay out the total cost of each and every Cadet athlete and their coaches trip to the @immafed Youth Globe Championships 🇨🇮#IMMAA #MMAIreland #IrishMMA #IMMAF pic.twitter.com/3yBxzisi2b
— IMMAA (@IMMAAOnline) June 26, 2021
McGregor’s generous steps have not long gone unnoticed with Ireland head mentor Andy Ryan paying tribute to the Infamous for stumping up the money at a critical time.
“This gesture by Conor has come at a time when Irish MMA required it most,” he mentioned.
“Gyms had been amongst the worst hit by the Covid pandemic and through 2020, hundreds of young athletes had been not able to prepare on the mats with their teammates and coaches.
“Those who persevered, experienced at residence, stayed targeted and skilled to represent their place are now receiving the final thumbs up from their hero and I have no question this assistance will light-weight a fireplace under the full squad heading out to choose on the relaxation of the globe in Bulgaria.
“On behalf of the athletes, coaches and all the fitness centers of IMMAA, I would like to lengthen a large thanks to Conor for this unbelievable sponsorship.”
McGregor’s gesture was also praised by his head mentor John Kavanagh, who is the Irish Blended Martial Arts Affiliation president.
It arrives as the 32-yr-outdated carries on to prepare for his rematch with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in Las Vegas on July 10.