The toast of Crumlin Conor McGregor, Ireland’s very own global mixed martial arts superstar and former Ultimate Fighting Championship belt-holder will sponsor Ireland’s Youth team for the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s 2021 Youth MMA Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria at the EFE Marinela from July 29 to August 1.
As per IMMAF, it was confirmed this past weekend that the Irishman would be assisting the team by covering the entry fee, accommodation and flights of 27 youths and 20 coaches.
Conor McGregor does some street work training on his bike with his entourage behind him.
“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!” said McGregor who will fight Dustin Poirier in their much anticipated trilogy event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 11.
“It’s fantastic for all the athletes, coaches and the Irish MMA community that Conor has shown his passion for the sport MMA in this way and is helping pave the way for the next ‘Conor’,” says IMMAF President Kerrith Brown.
“We at IMMAF are appreciative of Conor’s support of grassroots athlete development and his demonstration of support for (Conor’s coach) John Kavanagh’s work in the MMA community as President of the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association.
“The value of this endorsement extends beyond the money in terms of the focus and sense of purpose it gives to the team. This is what IMMAF is all about, working in communities to deliver value from MMA for social good,” Brown added.