Floyd Mayweather, left, and Conor McGregor exchange harsh words during a promotional stop in Toronto on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, for their upcoming boxing match in Las Vegas. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
LAS VEGAS (AP) UFC star Conor McGregor has completed the 25 hours of community service imposed by Nevada officials following a profanity-laced, bottle-throwing fracas with a rival during a pre-fight news conference last year in Las Vegas.
A document obtained by The Associated Press shows McGregor talked with children and teenagers in Dublin about physical, verbal and online bullying. But anti-bullying experts say his efforts may have been canceled out by the profanities he recently exchanged with his next opponent, Floyd Mayweather Jr., for which neither will be disciplined.
"He has been showing up earlier to our kids and teens classes, to interact with them and instill values of loyalty, commitment and camaraderie," according to a letter dated Thursday and signed by McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh. "... He is undoubtedly the greatest role model for the kids in our gym, and for the people of Ireland of all ages."