Conor McGregor surprised Boston firefighters with whiskey and World Series tickets

Conor McGregor gave a Boston firehouse a massive surprise over the weekend.

According to Page Six, the controversial MMA fighter — just weeks removed from being defeated by lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 — stopped at a Back Bay firehouse bearing gifts. He brought them a truck full of his Proper No. 12 whiskey, and one more thing that many Boston residents desperately want: World Series tickets.

McGregor gifted the firehouse 10 tickets for an upcoming World Series game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox.

“You guys are true, proper heroes,” the UFC fighter said when he surprised Beantown’s Back Bay firehouse. “It’s an honor to be here and see this true, proper fire station. We brought gifts — tickets to the World Series. That’s [out of] respect for you guys.” 

McGregor apparently had a great time visiting the firehouse. He slid down the fire pole while wearing a fireman’s hat, and FaceTimed with the kids of many of the firefighters. McGregor visited the firehouse as part of his tour to promote his Proper No. 12 whiskey, and $5 from every case sold will be donated to first responders.

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UFC fighter Conor McGregor reacts on the sideline before an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, second from right, and UFC fighter Conor McGregor, right, stand on the sideline before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 14: Conor McGregor is seen on the sidelines before the NFL game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 14: Former UFC Champion Conor McGregor plays catch on the field prior to the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys on October 14, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. (Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 14: Conor McGregor poses for a photo with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at AT&T Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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There is one small “problem.” Those 10 tickets will have to be somehow shared in a firehouse with way more than 10 guys. But the fire chief was in pretty good spirits about it.

The source exclusively told us the fire chief joked to the Irish athlete of the tickets to see the Red Sox play the Dodgers, “That’s great! I have 40 guys here — we’ll have to fight for these like you.”

Hopefully an unsanctioned MMA fight doesn’t break out among the firefighters and the fire chief can find a less hardcore way to distribute the tickets.

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Liz Roscher is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at lizroscher@yahoo.com or follow her on Twitter at @lizroscher.

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