Conor McGregor has saved SBG Portarlington, an Irish MMA gym from being forced to close its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The gym announced earlier this month that it would be shutting down due to financial issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Writing on Instagram, @sbgport said:
“From the lowest low to the highest high,” a post from the SBG Portarlington Instagram account read. “WE ARE NOT CLOSING!! Our team-mate and friend Conor McGregor has decided to help us out and keep the gym running. We will be eternally grateful. To everyone that messaged and got in touch with us to show your support, thank you all so much. See you all on the mats. Oss!”
“No matter how much fame and stardom Conor gains, he never forgets where he came from and the people who helped along the way.
“This is a true testament to the complex character of Conor. He leads by example, by doing. He continues to be an inspiration to the Irish Martial Arts community by not only the way he performs in the cage, but by how he acts outside it. This is a true martial arts story of loyalty, honour and respect.”