- Conor McGregor rewarded an eager fan who chased his Range Rover through Dublin with a selfie, and an invite to join his training programme.
- Jordan Kavanagh, 18, said he spotted McGregor in his car on September 20, before giving chase on his bike.
- The teenager shared the photo on Twitter, which was later retweeted by McGregor himself, who said: "Haha great work Jordan! I think we've got a new @McGregorFast athlete on our hands!"
- McGregor has not fought in nearly a year but has been touted for a return soon.
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Conor McGregor rewarded an eager fan who chased down his car through Dublin for 30 minutes with a selfie, before asking him to join his training programme.
Jordan Kavanagh, 18, said he spotted McGregor driving his Range Rover through the streets of his hometown on September 20 when he decided to give chase on his bike.
"He drove by in a big Range Rover, and I noticed him," the youngster told Business Insider. "As I am a big, big fan, I cycled behind him for ages chasing his car to get a photo with him."
The Irish teenager eventually caught up to his hero, who was then kind enough to pose for a rare selfie.
—Jordan Kavanagh (@JordanKavanagh8) September 20, 2019
As a second pleasant surprise for Kavanagh, McGregor then retweeted his photo, saying: "Haha great work Jordan!"
He also suggested the youngster join his very own fitness programme, adding: I think we've got a new @McGregorFast athlete on our hands!"
Kavanagh's meet with McGregor came just a few days after TMZ leaked footage of the Irish fighter appearing to punch an older man in the face in a Dublin pub.
McGregor later apologized, and he's now set for a return to the UFC after a year-long hiatus.
The 31-year-old was beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October 2018 and has not since fought.
Several fighters have been linked with being McGregor's next opponent, including Justin Gaethje, who said he "f— him up," and Dustin Poirer, who already fought, and lost to, the Irishman back in September 2014.
A re-match with Nurmagomedov was also touted. However, the Russian's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, said there is "0.00%" the pair will ever meet again.