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Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Conor McGregor Sends Irish Youth IMMAF Team To The Championships

Conor McGregor Paid For The Irish Youth IMMAF Team To Travel To The MMA World Championships 

Last week, Conor McGregor announced that he is sponsoring the entire Irish youth team to participate in the 2021 IMMAF Youth MMA Championships, which take place in Bulgaria at the EFE Marinela from July 29 – August 1. McGregor is covering the entry fees and travel accommodations for 27 youth and 20 coaches.

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“Wishing the Irish squad the very best of luck in their quest at the World Championships this year!” McGregor said. “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!"

UFC welcomes fans back to the fight capital of the world at full capacity as T-Mobile Arena opens its doors on Saturday, July 10 for one of the biggest fights in UFC history. Headlining the event will be the rubber match of the trilogy between former interim UFC lightweight champion and current No. 1 ranked contender Dustin Poirier and former two-division UFC champion and No. 5 Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor (22-5, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland) has his sights set on avenging his loss earlier this year by showing he is still one of the best in the world. Arguably the most popular UFC star in history, he rose to prominence with iconic knockouts of Jose Aldo, Eddie Alvarez and Chad Mendes. McGregor now aims to make a statement by delivering a vintage performance against Poirier. 

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