“Words Can’t Express What He’s Done for Us”- Philip Mulpeter Reveals How Conor McGregor Saved a Community

Published 12/15/2020, 10:39 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 25: UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on August 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will meet boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Conor McGregor has been with the same gym (Straight Blast Gym) and the same team since day one. The Irishman takes a lot of pride in having an Irish team behind him. He is also a devoted teammate and helps his teammates when in need.

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Conor McGregor’s achievements inside the octagon and the fact that the gym is headed by one of the brightest minds in MMA has meant that the franchise has expanded across Ireland. ‘SBG’ outlets have been opened all across the country as the former UFC ‘Champ-Champ’ has inspired his fellow Irishmen to take up the sport. 

Read: Conor McGregor steps up to save SBG Portalington 

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Conor McGregor sets an example of a good teammate 

The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on businesses. Multiple lockdowns and the fact that the virus is still spreading rapidly has meant that people are cautious of stepping out. This has affected small businesses majorly. 

Businesses such as restaurants and gyms have suffered even more so given that they’re among the last to be allowed to open. 

Philip Mulpeter who owns SBG Portarlington, recently shared that the gym would have to be shut down due to the financial burden brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Upon learning what was happening, Conor McGregor stepped in and offered to save the gym and help financially. 

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While speaking about how Conor helped, Mulpeter said, “I was like nearly crying there. I didn’t know what to say to him, to be honest. I’m forever grateful to him. He basically saved our little community. Words can’t express what he’s done for us. I know that he gets bad press. People don’t report on it, but he does this stuff all the time. Conor is not looking for gratitude, he’s not looking for the media to spread this around.”

Conor McGregor has had a lot of negative press this year for different reasons. However, it was refreshing to see the media reporting ‘The Notorious’ good deeds. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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