Conor McGregor donates £8,600 to help 13-year-old Irish twins fund dream of fighting at IMMAF Youth World Championship after pair were selected to compete in Abu Dhabi
- IMMAF Youth World Championships sees 12 to 17-year-old fighters compete
- Twins Adam and Dylan Duffy recently secured places on the Irish team
- They set about raising funds so they could go out to Abu Dhabi to compete
- McGregor caught wind and generously donated £8,600 to them
Conor McGregor has generously donated £8,600 to help two 13-year-old Irish twins fulfil their MMA dream.
Adam and Dylan Duffy made the Ireland team for the IMMAF Youth World Championships in Abu Dhabi but had to raise funds to make the trip.
McGregor heard the duo were in need of funds helped boost their kitty, with the excess being spend on equipment for their gym.
Conor McGregor (right) donated to help Irish twins Dylan and Adam compete at the IMMAF World Championships in Abu Dhabi later this year
McGregor helped fund the trip having heard the boys were raising money for it
He posted a picture with the pair on Instagram and wrote: ‘Done! Do the land I know proud.’
‘I was at training when I found out and my coach told me about it so calmly,’ Adam told Independent.ie.
‘I was going insane! I thought he was joking until he showed me the comments. I feel like I have to win now because he donated all that money.’
His brother added: ‘We might not have been able to go without his help. There are so many gyms out there and he donated to us, which is insane.’
The IMMAF World Championships operate under modified rules for youngsters between 12 and 17 as they compete with the best young fighters in the world.
There are no head strikes and there is a focus on technique rather than have youngsters taking unnecessary damage.
There are still a few months for the twins to train for the big event and McGregor himself is working hard for his next major bout.
The Irishman is working his way back from the broken leg suffered against Dustin Poirier last year and could return this winter or early next year.
As it stands, Michael Chandler seems to be the most likely opponent for ‘Notorious’ when he steps back into the octagon.
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