Conor McGregor building houses for the homeless as UFC star gives back to community

By Mirror: Saturday, May 18th 2019 at 16:06 GMT +3 | Sports
Conor McGregor [Courtesy]

Conor McGregor has revealed he is building houses for Dublin's homeless.

The former two-weight UFC champion posted an update on the property development on Instagram as he took a tour of the site.

He said he expects the project to be completed soon and to be able to start moving families into the homes.

McGregor wrote: "Back on the site today, it has been a while. This is my first property development; we have eight homes here closing in on finish.

"Three bedroom houses, designated for families that currently reside in hotels around the capital, without a home to call their own. But not for long; through the storm comes the sun!

Conor McGregor checks out his building site [courtesy]

"Walking around this land and these homes today, meeting all the neighbors, knowing that soon there will be families living here, creating their own memories, and building back their lives, gives me great pride!"

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McGregor has not fought since his one-sided defeat by lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov last October.

McGregor with potential tenants [Courtesy)

The Irishman 'retired' for a second time earlier this year but quickly reversed his decision and is expected to return to the Octagon.

McGregor is building homes for Dublin's homeless [Courtesy]

His coach John Kavanagh confirmed as much earlier this week but insisted he is unsure of the timeline.

He said: "I don't think [me cornering Conor] is in doubt. I'm sure I'll be there; we talk almost daily.

"He doesn't have a fight lined up yet but as soon as he does we'll get the old gang back together and starting plotting, training and I'm sure he'll steal the show again, which I've no doubt he'll do.

"I honestly don't know [if he will return this year]. That's a question for Conor, he's got a lot of other stuff going on so I'll just be honest and say I don't know."

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