Irish MMA icon Conor McGregor is set to make a grand return to the octagon after his appearance on the ‘TUF 31’. The first episode of the show aired on May 30.
In this season, McGregor takes on the role of a coach opposite Michael Chandler. The first episode delivered an exciting interaction between these two future opponents, setting the stage for what’s to come in the series.
UFC president Dana White guided the two coaches as they drafted their respective teams. McGregor managed to secure a promising roster of prospects, while Chandler opted for a team consisting of veterans.
Towards the end of the premiere episode, viewers were treated to a heartwarming interaction between Conor McGregor and a young boy. This special moment quickly went viral on the internet, and has captured the hearts of many.
Before he could react in any manner, McGregor had already withdrawn a large sum of money and given part of it to the young man. He said: “I’ll take these all off you, man, yeah? I’ll take these off you, kid. Just 12 ton, yeah? 12 ton, my man.”
While the precise sum that McGregor gives the child is unknown, he does specify it to be “12 ton.” In British urban slang, “ton” is equivalent to one hundred.
Although the exact context of the clip remains uncertain, it potentially serves as a preview for the upcoming episode. Unfortunately, the identity of the young boy was not revealed as well.
Conor McGregor’s interaction with the young fan quickly garnered attention from fans and the MMA community alike. Social media platforms became flooded with mixed reactions.
However, McGregor’s team faced a challenging start in the premiere episode. Team Chandler took the lead with a knockout, making it one of the fastest KOs in the show’s history. However, previews hinted at more intense contests to come throughout the ongoing season.
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