Conor McGregor pays tribute to “phenomenal” former gym-mate before New York carnage

He is apparently on the run from the authorities in New York following an incident at the UFC 223 press conference, but UFC superstar Conor McGregor was somewhat more supportive of another fighting event beforehand.

The Dubliner has never forgotten his boxing routes and paid tribute to one of his former team-mates, Tony Senior [9(7)-0]  this morning – seemingly before jumping on a plane and causing a storm in the Big Apple.

While he may not be a big fan Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Crumlin man remains a big supporter of the club where his fight journey began.

‘The Notorious’ has previously stated he owes the boxing fundamentals that have served him so well to Phil Sutcliffe and Crumlin Boxing club.

The global name has also continued to support those who shared the club with him when he competed in the squared circle as a teen.

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McGregor, who accompanied Michael Conlan to the ring for the Belfast man’s debut last year, has often been vocal in support of former club mates Dean Byrne and Jamie Kavanagh among others.

Today Floyd Mayweather’s former foe rowed in behind another of his former Crumlin boxing buddies, sending Tony Senior, who counts Nigel Benn as an adviser and boasts six first-round stoppages in just nine fights, a good luck message before he trades leather in Australia tomorrow.

Having not fought two years before a February return ‘Misdemeanor’ fights for the second time in a month in Australia in the morning – and McGregor urged his old training partner to extend his unbeaten to double digits at the Campsie Orion Function Centre.

Labelling the 34-year-old light middleweight a “phenomenal, phenomenal boxer,” it was certainly a more palatable show of loyalty from McGregor who allegedly hit New York tonight after a confrontation between Nurmagomedov and SBG team-mate Artem Lobov earlier this week.


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