Conor McGregor Helps Out Cancer Patients With a Timely Donation

Published 09/04/2021, 7:57 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 might have become one of the most polarizing fighters over the years, but that hasn’t stopped the wealthy Irishman from continuing his philanthropic endeavors.  

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Keeping his roots in mind, Conor McGregor has always made an effort to give back to his community in Ireland. Known for his generosity, he has made several donations to various organizations that aid those in need of it.

Most recently, a woman in Dublin, by the name of Gemma Devoy, revealed that Conor McGregor had made a £10,000 donation to the Marie Keating foundation. An organization set up to monetarily assist people suffering from cancer.    

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In an interview with the Independent, a grateful and overjoyed Devoy extended her thanks to ‘The Notorious’ with the following statement. 

“I was on my way home after getting my eyebrows done when I got a call to say that our target had been reached, thanks to Conor McGregor. I couldn’t believe it and I cried all the way home from Ringsend to Pearse Street. I’ve never met him personally, but I’m good friends with cousins of his, who are all beautiful people. That man has a massive heart. It is simply incredible what he has done.” 

Back in 2019, Conor McGregor also took on the task of setting up houses for the homeless in his hometown of Dublin. McGregor’s acts of kindness extend beyond his country’s boundaries as well.  

Most notably, McGregor recently contributed $500,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana.   

Can Conor McGregor become a champion again?

Following his second loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, Conor McGregor has been recovering from the devastating leg break he suffered during the bout. According to Dana White, the 33-year-old will look to make a return sometime next year if all goes well.

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As for winning the championship at lightweight, McGregor is 1-3 in his last four Octagon appearances (0-3 at 155 lbs since beating Eddie Alvarez). Apart from his first-round knockout against an aging Donald Cerrone, we’ve seen a drastic dip in his performance. Coming into the UFC 257 rematch with Poirier, McGregor adopted a boxing stance, who jumped on the chance to blast McGregor’s legs with low kicks.

However, instead of making adjustments on the fly, as he used, McGregor stuck to his guns, ultimately getting knocked out as he was practically fighting on one leg.

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On top of all this, McGregor will now hope to make a full recovery from a severely traumatizing leg break. This could seriously impair his hopes of becoming a champion once again.

What do you think? Can Conor McGregor become a champion once again? Let us know in the comments.

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David Andrew

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David Andrew is an MMA author at EssentiallySports with a background in English Literature from St. Stephens College. Prior to his current role, David, who combines his passion for writing and combat sports, contributed to the MMA divisions at Sportskeeda and The Sportsrush.

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