Lithuania: Russian fighter that beat Conor McGregor in 2008 auctions boxing shorts

Correspondent (Russian): «Didn't you even guess that you could become a sensation?» Artemij Sitenkov, MMA figher (Russian): «Me or him? He became a sensation, I was in the middle and I still remain there. But I didn't expect that he would become a worldwide celebrity.» Russian-Lithuanian Artemij Sitenkov, the first man ever to defeat Irish lightweight boxing champion Conor McGregor in 2008... Еще, has put the shorts he wore during the fight up for auction, Thursday. The proceeds will go towards raising money for a local orphanage in Lithuania. Sitenkov said he trains orphans «free of charge», which is how he came up with the idea of the charity auction. The 34-year-old rarely fights now and coaches people at the MMA gym in which he is a part owner. It is not known how much the shorts are expected to fetch at auction. However McGregor’s upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather may be the perfect time to sell them.

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