Conor McGregor went from UFC star to motivational speaker to inspire the Boston Bruins ice hockey team to victory on Saturday.
The Irishman attended the National Hockey League match between the Bruins and the Columbus Blue Jackets, and gave a rousing team talk to the hosts.
Strutting into the home dressing room at the TD Garden, McGregor shouted: "What’s up Boston Bruins?!"
He then followed it up with words of encouragement for the Black and Gold in a video displayed on his Instagram account.
McGregor added: "Remember, nothing heroic gets done without support, without unity. We must back each other, we must support each other.
"Before you go out, look left, look right. Know that these people that are with you are your brothers.
"Boys, I wish you the best."
"Who’s the captain? This is your club, this is your arena, I love it.
"Who’s the enforcer? All of you. Every f*****g one of you are the enforcers. Take these people out, take no prisoners.
"Let’s go Boston Bruins."
The 30-year-olds speech clearly worked too, as the Bruins earned a 2-1 win thanks to an overtime winner from Brad Marchand.
Marchand then paid tribute to McGregor, performing a celebration akin to the Dubliner’s Octagon ring walk.
He said of McGregor post-match: "He’s an incredible guy, very energetic. He was humble. He was happy to be here. He’s expressed that to everyone.
"It was an honor to meet him. It was great to have him here. It’s something we’ll remember.”
McGregor took to the ice himself before the match, holding up a Bruins jersey to the delighted crowd before dropping the puck between members of the opposing teams to get the match started.
Following the victory McGregor congratulated the players in the dressing room, before providing them with supplies of his own brand of ‘Proper Twelve’ whiskey.
McGregor said of the match: "Exhilarating from start to finish. Where’s my skates? Get me my skates."
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