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December 27, 2021

TMG Sports Memorabilia to Raise Money Through Auction for MMA Fighter

TMG Sports Memorabilia (owned by The Memento Group) is hosting special charity auction, with the support of MMA fighter Conor McGregor and MMA coach John Kavanagh, owner of Straight Blast Gym, to raise funds for the surgery to restore Irish fighter Ian Coughlan’s ability to walk.

The Ian Coughlan Rise Again Charity Auction, which is now live with run until 11th January 2022 on will include a pair of signed boxing boots from multiple MMA world champion, Conor McGregor, worn during his training camp in the build-up to for his 2017 fight with Floyd Mayweather. The fight with Mayweather was labelled as the ‘Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History’.

McGregor’s boots will be among other rare and exclusive items from Straight Blast Gym, Ireland’s greatest MMA gym which produced several Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters, the most notable being Conor McGregor. The fighter is joined by MMA’s most recognised coach John Kavanagh along with rising Brazilian MMA star Johnny Walker, as they support a campaign to raise EURO 73,000* (approx.$82,000 / £62,000) to fund Ian’s life-changing surgery in Germany.

McGregor has already personally donated Euro 10,000 (approx. £8,500), on top of funds being raised by other activities and a GoFundMe page. All money raised via the auction will be donated.

Barry Gough, CEO and founder of TMG Sports Memorabilia, commented:

“We’re proud to be supporting Conor McGregor through this incredible auction which will raise important funds to support Ian Coughlan’s recovery. This surgery could be life- changing.

“All proceeds raised from this auction, which will include some extremely rare items, will go towards Coughlan’s surgery and recovery. As a sports business, run by sports enthusiasts, this is a cause we feel strongly about and with the help of the public, and the generous donations from McGregor, we’ll be able to extend our support to this athlete.”

The Ian Coughlan Rise Again Charity Auction is live now and will run until 11th January 2022. It will be hosted on Visitors must be registered to TMG in order to place bids on this auction.

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