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What an incredible gesture by the Irish fighter..

Conor McGregor has made a superb gesture to two loyal fans

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Conor McGregor has his fair share of critics; mainly due to his perceived arrogant persona in the build up to his fights.

However, many people across the world see him as a role model; inspired by his rags-to-riches story.

As a result, the Irishman has won over the support of many across the globe, and he has rewarded two individuals in particular that have been long-time fans.

With the super-fight against Floyd Mayweather just six days away, Lee Hammond, a young amateur fighter, and Sergey Pikulskiy, a wrestling coach, thought they would be watching the clash from Ireland.

The duo have close ties with the 29-year-old due to being members of McGregor's Straight Blast Gym in Dublin, and thus went to the gym thinking they were sending messages of good will to their idol.

However, to their amazement, after they had filmed their good luck messages, they were greeted by a video clip of McGregor himself announcing that the pair were to travel via private jet to witness his fight in Las Vegas next week.

McGregor said: “Congratulations to Lee Hammond and Sergey Pikulskiy of Straight Blast Gym - you get to fly on my personal private jet to Las Vegas to witness my fight on August 26th. Congratulations boys and I will see you there.”

The duo were understandably ecstatic upon hearing the news, with Hammond commenting: "I am very, very happy.

Conor McGregor Media Workout

"I've come to witness the biggest fight in combat history, so very happy to be going over and witnessing it first hand and not watching it on the couch with popcorn."

You can watch the video below.

Hammond and Pikulskiy were rewarded due to McGregor's belief that the two embodied what makes his gym a special environment and a huge role in his success.

The lucky pair will now take their places on 'Notorious Airways', which has been created by McGregor and his new sponsor Betsafe.

The exclusive private jet will fly its attendees to one of the most heavily anticipated clashes in history, with big names such as Tony Bellew and UFC fighter Jimi Manuwa set to travel on board.

Both Lee Hammond and Sergey Pikulskiy will be eternally grateful to McGregor, whose generosity and kindness has provided the duo with what will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable experiences of their lives.

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