McGregor attends the National Hockey League match, at the TD Garden, between the Boston Bruins and the Columbus Blue Jackets, and gives a rousing team talk to the Boston hosts:
Remember, nothing heroic gets done without support, without unity. We must back each other, we must support each other. Before you go out, look left, look right. Know that these people that are with you are your brothers… Boys, I wish you the best…Let’s go Boston Bruins.
The Bruins won a 2-1 in overtime, thanks to a winner from Brad Marchand. Marchand paid tribute to McGregor:
He’s an incredible guy, very energetic. He was humble. He was happy to be here…It was an honor to meet him…It’s something we’ll remember.
McGregor’s whole family travel to America to help celebrate his mum Margaret’s 60th birthday. Dad Tony and sisters Erin and Aoife partied along with Margaret, Conor, Dee Devlin and their two kids Conor Jr. and Croia in the plush Versace Mansion in Miami, Florida. McGregor posts a series of photographs and a message:
My mother’s 60th birthday party at the Versace Mansion. My mother has long been a fan of this fine Italian silk. In fact we are fans of all the Italian fabrics, my current August McGregor line is Italian wool. Cosy. Thank you for gifting me this life my mother! I love you with all my soul.
McGregor parties at wedding of childhood friend Tom Devitt, in Ibiza, still sporting a black eye from the fight. He is accompanied by his mother, Margaret, and partner, Dee. McGregor congratulates his friends and looks forward to the party.
Brian Grace, 19 years old, from Limerick, didn’t have a ticket for the McGregor-Mayweather fight, but he ended up in front row seats worth $80,000. All he did was carry a ladder. Brian was in Vegas with two friends, who both had tickets to the main event, but Brian did not. However, he soon found himself in the front row.
There were two different security check-points. The first one was metal detectors and sniffer dogs. I hung around for a bit and then I noticed that Conor’s family – not his close family, maybe his extended family, like his cousins or something – they all turned up. I was well dressed, so I just walked in with them, and there was so many of them that it wasn’t a problem…I was walking around a bit and I noticed this ladder just lying there by a door, so I picked it up and walked in, no security pass or anything, just straight through this door. Then I put the ladder down, found my mates inside and we played the waiting game.
McGregor parties with fans, including Orlando Bloom, at Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas, after his TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather. McGregor personally paid $100,000 so his entourage could enjoy free drinks and private cabanas.
On a visit to the coastal town of Skerries in Co Dublin McGregor is mobbed by fans in a local pub. Landlord Ollie Grimes says Gregor found out about Ollie’s Place through an MMA connection: head chef Stephen Kavanagh is the brother of MMA womens’ champion Sinead Kavanagh.
I just got a call from Conor asking if he could pop out to Skerries for a bit of craic. I told him ‘come on out’. The next thing I knew he was stood next to the regulars in my bar. I’ve had Nicky Byrne of Westlife, and Roger Daltrey of The Who drinking in my bar but I’ve never seen anything like the crowd that turned up to see Conor. He really is the people’s champion, signing autographs for everyone and doing pictures.
After closing Ollie put Conor up at his own home rather than sending him back in a taxi to Kildare.
There’s no hotel in Skerries so I thought he can stay with me but I wasn’t really sure my wife would believe me when I rang her to say Conor McGregor was staying over. That is until I arrived home at the door with Conor beside me. I woke up the next morning thinking I’d dreamt the whole thing up, but there was Conor having breakfast with my family. I waved him off a while later. He was a huge hit in Skerries.
McGregor arrives in Liverpool ahead of a visit to the Aintree Grand National. He touched down on his private jet at John Lennon Airport before leaving in an entourage of five high performance cars including three £200,000 white Rolls Royces.