Conor McGregor Donates €10,000 to Dublin Mum’s Fundraiser to Help Irish Women

Published 09/02/2021, 10:54 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 21: Conor McGregor interacts with media during the UFC 257 Press Conference inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 20, 2021 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Conor McGregor is inarguably the most popular fighter to be a part of MMA. ‘Notorious’ is known throughout the world for his fighting skills and outspoken personality. McGregor is also amongst the richest athletes in the world. Last year, Forbes magazine named McGregor, the highest-paid athlete in the world.

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Now recently, ‘Notorious’ has donated €10,000 towards the cause of helping women that are battling breast cancer. Dublin mum Gemma Devoy set the GoFundMe campaign this week to help women with breast cancer. The mother of one started this campaign after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Devoy wants to help other women going through the same situation and has already raised thousands for that cause. Devoy wrote about the same on the GoFundMe Page. She said, “Only now I realize the cost of everything that comes with cancer treatment and the recovery.”

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She continued, “One of the big things I’ve noticed is the cost of wigs, for example.” Almost €16,000 dollars have already been raised, with McGregor making a €10,000 donation on Tuesday night.

Gemma Devoy is also holding a benefit as part of the fundraiser on September 17. She said, “I would love to help other women in my situation so there is going to be a benefit day on the 17th of Sept with raffles been held, slush puppies/popcorn, and other entertainment for adults and children.”

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“I would really appreciate any donation, big or small. On the night of the benefit, I will be shaving my own hair along with other people that will be dying their hair, shaving their heads, or getting waxed. This money could really help a lot of women going through a very dark time. Every single penny raised will be going to charity.”

What next for Conor McGregor?

Conor McGregor recently faced Dustin Poirier at the UFC 264 event. This was the third fight between the two fighters and was highly anticipated by MMA fans all around the world. However, the fight ended in an anti-climactic fashion as McGregor broke his leg towards the end of the first round.

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‘Notorious’ lost that fight and has been medically suspended till 2022. When McGregor returns, the fighter wishes to face Dustin Poirier in a 4th fight. However, that seems unlikely as Poirier is set to challenge for the UFC title next.

Who do you think Conor McGregor will face when he returns? Let us know in the comments.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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