Conor McGregor pays back £61 loan he used to buy plumbing tools

CONOR McGREGOR has finally repaid a £61 debt to his former boxing trainer Paddy Brady – 15 years after he borrowed the money.

McGregor began fighting at the Crumlin boxing club before swapping the ring for the Octagon and becoming a two-weight UFC champion.

Conor McGregor has finally paid off an old debt to his former boxing trainerPhoto credit: Instagram/notoriousmma

The fighter has earned millions and is one of the most famous faces in the sport.

But that wasn't the case before.

Fifteen years ago he had to borrow £61 to buy tools for his job as a plumber.

And now he's finally managed to pay it back.

After returning to his old gym for sparring and an exhibition match, McGregor paid back Brady, who lent him the money.

Brady said: “This is the money I owed 15 years ago.

“I gave him his tools when he went to do his plumbing work and he never paid me back. Every time I see him I say, 'Don't forget you owe me a few pounds.'”

McGregor – who is in talks to return to the UFC later this year – has been the subject of jokes about the loan.

Phil Sutcliffe, a trainer at the gym, said: “It was a joke between a few of us and it went around the club.

“We had a picture in the gym of Paddy saying: [Conor owed him money] on Sky television before the Mayweather fight.

“Conor beat him up and he wrote him a check for £70.

“Now the check will not be cashed, but will be photographed with a photo of the two of them and hung on the wall.”

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