Former two-weight UFC lightweight and featherweight titleholder, Conor McGregor has pumped more money into his local community – this time donating €1,000,000 into his old boxing club, Crumlin Boxing Club in Dublin, as the club look to extend their single story facility to a three story gym.
McGregor, a former undisputed lightweight and featherweight champion under the banner of the UFC, has been sidelined from active competition since UFC 264 back in July 2021, suffering a fractured left tibia and fibula en route to a first round doctor’s stoppage TKO loss against Dustin Poirier.
For that camp, as well as his rematch with Poirier in January of that year – and his knockout win over Donald Cerrone back in January 2020, Conor McGregor brought veteran Crumlin Boxing Club, Phil Sutcliffe into his corner and camp.
And the 34-year-old Crumlin has now donated a sum of €1,000,000 into extending and renovating Crumlin Boxing Club.
“Conor McGregor paid €1,000,000 to get Crumlin Boxing Club extended making it the Best Boxing Club on the planet & 3 best coaches also, Philip, Bra, & Stephen (Irish flag emoji),” Crumlin Boxing Club posted on their official Tik Tok account. (H/T Jordan Ellis)
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