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Conor McGregor Vs Floyd Mayweather: from Laois to Las Vegas #maymac

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Watch Conor McGregor when he came to Portlaoise in his early MMA career, showing the fighting potential that sees him take on Floyd Mayweather this Saturday in Las Vegas

A young Conor McGregor came to fight in Portlaoise in 2010, just two years into his MMA career.

Watch as he puts in a tough performance beating his opponent,  to cheers from the crowd.

Tipperary MMA fighter Colin Meagher videoed the fight in 2010, and posted it online in 2012 after it found it still on his phone.

Colin said McGregor was his inspiration.

"I took the video when I was 16, I thought Conor was such an inspiration, this was long before he got either Cage Warriors belt. He was the main event on Celtic Gladiator that night with a Polish opponent. The place was electric," Colin told the Leinster Express.

Back in 2012, Conor McGregor commented on on his post.

"Mad scene that was" he said.

McGregor's comment received just four likes at the time, a far cry from the notoriety he now enjoys.

The MMA fighter was rumoured to be in Portlaoise earlier this year when his customised SUV was spotted in the town, see story here

McGregor fought against Floyd Mayweather on August 26 in a money match in Las Vegas, and lasted 10 rounds.