Conor McGregor went back to his roots on Friday night, returning to the Crumlin Boxing Club, where he started his combat sports journey as a young kid. McGregor competed in an exhibition boxing match in Dublin, as part of the gym’s annual Good Friday Club Show.
According to multiple reports, McGregor competed against an amateur boxer Michael McGrane, and the exhibition fight was declared a draw. Watch footage from the match below, where the UFC star put on a show for the local audience.
Conor McGregor returned to Crumlin Boxing Club tonight and took part in his first boxing match since the Floyd Mayweather fight - doing a few good-spirited rounds with one of the amateurs.— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) April 19, 2019
[ Cian_C, @LoveIrishBoxing] pic.twitter.com/UT9NOdu0Mr
MY BRO FOUGHT FUCKING MCGREGOR YUP THE HURRICANE pic.twitter.com/NDlgfgBhpv— Amy McGrane (@Ooplahh) April 19, 2019
Conor had a boxing fight tonight back in Crumlin Boxing Club .. @thenotoriousmma pic.twitter.com/aXnMBnIBBP— Ross Edmonds (@RosssEdmonds) April 19, 2019
A day prior, McGregor was also training at the same boxing gym, hitting the pads and sparring a few rounds with another amateur fighter from the club.
Special visitor to the club tonight, our former student and clubmate....The Notorious Conor McGregor. Nice movearound...Posted by Crumlin Boxing Club on Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Posted by Crumlin Boxing Club on Wednesday, April 17, 2019
McGregor, who recently announced then retracted his retirement from MMA, is still yet to be officially booked for his next UFC fight. The massive Irish star hasn’t tasted victory since 2016, when we won the lightweight title against Eddie Alvarez.