When Featherweight UFC Champion Conor McGregor came to Galway on Saturday night, the last thing one of his fans expected was for their encounter to go viral.
Comedian Stevo Timothy, who requires the use of crutches due to a spinal injury, met the ‘Notorious’ McGregor after he spotted Facebook posts showing the champ was out in town meeting Galway fans.
Dedicated fans Stevo and his girlfriend Sinead Nora McGrath drove into town and went on the hunt for the fighter. When they spotted an Escalade outside Karma nightclub, they assumed that was him.
“My girlfriend ran up in her pyjamas, because it was in the middle of the night, and he just goes “I love your pyjamas” and she just explained that I have a spinal injury and that I can’t walk over. He came down to the car and started chatting and said I look sharp which was nice ,” said Stevo
The story has now gone viral online, with one of Sinead’s photos being ‘liked’ over 70,000 times on Facebook.
McGregor made stops at Karma, Halo Nightclub, Supermac’s, and The Connacht Hotel during his visit to Galway.