In order to show his appreciation to those who risk their lives every day, Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor has surprised ten Boston firefighters with World Series Game 1 tickets, having delivered them in person to the Back Bay Fire Station.
And that’s not all: McGregor, who arrived on the Irish whiskey scene last month, has also given the firefighters his own beverage called Proper No. Twelve.
Before the Notorious left the station, he opened a bottle of his whiskey and had a toast to the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series.
After being on the receiving end of a lot of criticism since his bout with undefeated UFC champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, McGregor was largely praised on social media for the move, saying that he’s a “true gentleman outside of the octagon”:
I’m sure people will find a way to hate on this as well, McGregor per usual a true gentleman outside of the octagon— Tyler Bramhall (@The_Brammys) 19 октября 2018 г.
Conor Mcgregor showed up in Boston and gave firefighters tickets to the World Series. That’s why he’s the man. Don’t ever tarnish his name.— Dakota Ream (@dakota_ream77) 19 октября 2018 г.
Some noted that the MMA star knew how to attract more fans:
Guy knows how to build a fanbase— Chris (@SCKelly22) 19 октября 2018 г.
That's awesome! I know he's donating proceeds to the First Responders as well. What a Deserving Group to Support. 💯👊🏻— Matthew Humphrey (@humpinski) 19 октября 2018 г.
For sure!!! He’s becoming the people’s champ— My Info (@jhndvdbr) 20 октября 2018 г.
This Guy knows how to work. ☘️— Mickalene Gaffney (@gaffgolfpro) 19 октября 2018 г.
Two weeks ago the Irish athlete suffered a devastating defeat after a rear-naked choke hold by Nurmagomedov, which forced him to submit in the fourth round of the much-hyped UFC 229 bout in Las Vegas.