In the gym of UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor, there is a mural of the UFC champion punching Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
Last week, it was officially announced that McGregor will make his professional boxing debut against Mayweather in what will be one of the biggest fights in combat sports’ history.
In preparation for the fight, a group of artists painted the mural as a gift to John Kavanagh, McGregor’s head coach.
The artists gave a statement to Yahoo! Sports about their latest work.
“We, SUBSET, are a Multidisciplinary Artist Collective with interests ranging from Art, Marketing, Music and Film to Finance, Hospitality and Clothing. We have a great relationship with John Kavanagh and he graciously provided us with the opportunity of producing the artwork which is now the backdrop for Conor’s preparations.
The artwork is a gift for John which will aid Conor with the visualization of his success. As it was a surprise we were required to produce it once he finished a training session on Sunday evening and before he began another training session on Monday night. We filmed his arrival and reaction to the artwork and we are currently in the process of making a short video using the footage. This will be posted online in the coming days.”