Retired Conor McGregor flogs signed UFC 246 worn gear to raise cash with gloves going for nearly £17,000 alone

FANS have been given the chance to bid for the gear used by Conor McGregor in his last-ever UFC fight.

The Irishman shocked the world of MMA when retiring from the Octagon after his speedy victory over Donald Cerrone.

And now McGregor has placed the gloves and shorts he wore that night, plus the Irish flag he paraded around with afterwards, up for auction.

The items are all signed and used by the 32-year-old, although, with the fight famously lasting only 40 seconds, they may still be as good as new.

McGregor wrote online: "I've partnered with @FansAuthentic to bring to you, my faithful fans, an opportunity to bid on my UFC 246 autographed event-used memorabilia.

"This auction commemorates the last time I set foot in the octagon, so don’t miss out!"

The most popular lot so far has been the black and red gloves donned by McGregor, with his black and white wraps also included.

Described as showing "tremendous use", the wraps also bear "multiple sweat stains" – for added authenticity.

At time of writing, the highest bid for the gloves stands at £16,230 with the shorts at over £2,700 and flag at just short of the £2,000 mark.

The Fanatics auction will run for another three weeks, giving eager followers plenty of time to search down the back of the sofa for extra cash to bid with.

On the night, McGregor earned win number 22 of his MMA career thanks to a first-round TKO, bagging him the Performance of the Night award.

It was the Notorious' first bout in over a year and he shocked UFC by announcing his retirement less than six months later.

However, some believe McGregor may one day be tempted back for a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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