- Conor McGregor and Ebanie Bridges make the sponsorship official
- McGregor’s company announced the news on Wednesday
- Bridges will defend her world boxing title on December 9th in the USA
UFC legend Conor McGregor will sponsor boxing star Ebanie Bridges ahead of her highly anticipated world title defense against fellow Australian Avril Mathie in December.
On Wednesday, the McGregor’s Forged Irish Stout social media team made the relationship with the Blonde Bomber official before the Irishman shared the exciting news with his 10.2 million X-followers.
“We are pleased to officially partner with the one and only ‘Blonde Bomber’ IBF Bantamweight World Champion, Ebanie Bridges, on her journey to undisputed title on December 9th in San Francisco,” the company wrote.
“Exciting times lie ahead.” Let’s go, Ebanie! “Forged Irish Stout, the stout of the real champions.”
McGregor was also quick to comment on the post, referring to Bridges as “my girl” in the replies.
Conor McGregor will sponsor Australian boxer Ebanie Bridges ahead of her world title defense on December 9 in the USA
The UFC superstar quickly commented on the post, referring to Bridges as “my girl.”
Bridges accompanied McGregor to promote his Forged Irish Stout at Anthony Joshua’s fight against Robert Helenius in London, with the pair causing a stir at the O2 Arena.
Bridges and McGregor were also pictured together at Katie Taylor’s fight in Dublin earlier this year, and the world champion revealed that the Irishman was “fun, supportive and really positive”.
“Conor’s team reached out to me and just asked me if I would go to the AJ fight and if I would be interested in working together,” she said Lucky block. “He’s so caring and just wants everyone to be happy.”
“He’s really caring and obviously the life of the party, isn’t he?” But while he’s doing all that, he’s definitely thinking about the others around him and just making sure everyone’s okay, so that was probably something people don’t see.
“He’s kind, funny, supportive and really, really positive.”
Bridges added that she “feels bad” for McGregor, one of the most watched athletes in the world.
“I feel sorry for him in a way, especially in public,” she said. “There’s so much pressure and he could probably never just be Conor Mcgregor like he would be.” You know what I mean?
“Especially in public – I understand it a little bit, but not to the extent – all the security around him and always having to watch what you say, that’s very extreme.”
Bridges and McGregor were pictured together at Katie Taylor’s fight in Dublin earlier this year
Bridges’ title defense against Avril Mathie will take place on December 9th in San Francisco
The showdown between Bridges and Mathie will take place on December 9th at the Chase Center in San Francisco as part of the Devin Haney-Regis Prograis undercard.
The Australian star is looking forward to the fight and is already calling it “the sexiest fight ever.”
Mathie, who won the Miss Swimsuit USA International beauty crown in 2014, has eight wins, one draw and one loss in her professional boxing career.
Bridges, who has a professional record of 9-1 and four knockouts, expects a tough fight against Mathie.
“I know she’s going to put up a great fight,” Bridges told Daily Mail Australia.
“She’s super tough, like all of us Australians – but I don’t think she has the strength or power to keep me away for very long.”
“She’s technically sound and has a big advantage with her size – and she has a great shot too – but I think I can take away her reach with my style and power.”
Bridges, known for her knockout power, predicts a stoppage win when the two meet in December.
“I would say a mid-round knockout is very likely, but I’m training for the full ten rounds and preparing for the best Avril,” she said.