When Conor McGregor’s Father Almost Sold His Thoughtful “188” Gift

Published 06/20/2022, 9:00 AM EDT

Conor McGregor is arguably one of the biggest stars in the UFC. He has achieved the impossible inside the octagon and made enough money for a lavish lifestyle. Let us look back at when his father almost sold his first boat.

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The 188 was the first boat Conor McGregor bought, and he gifted it to his father. The boat was named “The 188” after the amount in euros of social welfare the Irish champion got before becoming famous.

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Tony McGregor, Conor McGregor’s father, revealed that at one point, he almost sold off the 188. According to Irish Mirror he said, “To be honest with you, I was looking at another boat, and I did go to view one last year in France, but I was pipped to the post on that. I’m happy with the 188; I’m still getting great seasons out of it, I’m still getting great fun and great adventures on it.”

The long Hiatus of Conor McGregor and His Return

Conor McGregor has been out of action in the octagon ever since the trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier.

It was in this fight that he suffered a horrendous leg injury. He broke his legs with only seconds left in the first round. He couldn’t continue and lost the fight via doctor’s stoppage.

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McGregor has since undergone surgery and is currently in recovery. The Irishman has been spending a lot of his time in the gym. He has bulked up and put on a decent amount of lean muscle.

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With this new frame, it is likely that McGregor will move up and possibly fight in the welterweight division. He has a bunch of names that he could target next, with all the top contenders calling him out.

The UFC has confirmed nothing, but Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh has revealed that he thinks McGregor will return to the octagon before the end of the year. The fans will be eagerly waiting for the Irishman’s return.

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Do you think Conor McGregor will return to the octagon? Do you think he will fight in the welterweight division? Who do you think he will face in his return bout? Let us know by dropping your opinions in the comments below.

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Devyanshu Rout

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Devyanshu Rout is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This sports fanatic was introduced to the UFC after the infamous Mcgregor vs Diaz fight. He has been a super-fan ever since and even began practicing the sport.

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