Gracious in defeat.
The former two-division champion Conor McGregor is not slowing down even after absorbing a humiliating loss at the expense of the Russian champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. ‘The Notorious’ stayed in the United States and lived his best life despite a failed attempt to reclaim the UFC lightweight strap in his long-awaited comeback.
With a hefty paycheck earned from his last fight, McGregor decided to share his blessings to Boston firefighters as he surprised them with free whiskey and tickets for the World Series finals.
— Boxing News Now (@Boxing_NewsNow) October 21, 2018
McGregor may have suffered a bitter loss against rival Nurmagomedov but he is not making any excuse or drama about this setback. Instead, he did just like what a true athlete should do after a defeat: forget about the loss and move forward.
He, in fact, stayed in Texas a week after his historical UFC 229 fight, which scored the highest pay-per-view records in the promotion’s history at 2.4 million.
His latest appearance was when he hanged out with some of the members and officials of the football team, Dallas Cowboys, who went on to beat the Jaguars, 40-7 last October 14.
The Irish star also trooped to the TD Garden last night to show his support for his fellow Irish fighter Katie Taylor.
Conor McGregor is in Boston tonight and surprised firefighters with tickets to the World Series. pic.twitter.com/ZO3TpzvLad
— Conor McGregor News (@ConormcGregor5) October 19, 2018
Spreading the Love
The Dubliner reportedly earned $50 million from his showdown with Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. The animated fighter decided not to keep this paycheck for himself alone and showed generosity towards Boston firefighters.
McGregor went to the Back Bay Fire Station and surprised them with 10 tickets for the Game 1 of the World Series finals, where the Red Sox will see actions. According to TMZ, the move was “to do something special to show his appreciation for the firefighters.”
Aside from free tickets, ‘The Notorious’ also handed them his highly procured whiskey, Proper No. Twelve as a celebration for their baseball team making it to the championship after missing it in five years.
Watch McGregor pulling off a surprise for Boston firefighters in the video below:
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