“Pain Is Temporary, Class Is Permanent” -Conor McGregor Helps Marcus Deegan Battle His Pancreatitis Sickness

Published 11/03/2021, 9:27 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 21: Conor McGregor of Ireland interacts with media during the UFC 257 press conference event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 21, 2021 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


One may like or dislike Conor McGregor for various things, but they certainly can’t ignore his presence. If not by fighting, he can find other ways to remain in the news. Sometimes, even for the wrong reasons.

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McGregor’s trash talk is one thing that really divides the audience. Some absolutely love it, whereas some think of it as insulting and distasteful. Several UFC fighters, too, have spoken about his distasteful comments before fights. This somewhat tainted the Irish fighter’s image as a person.

However, not everything is as it seems. Marcus Deegan, the host of ‘The Marcus Deegan Show’, came forward to show the world that McGregor can be an extremely caring person as well.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor of Ireland speaks to the media following the UFC 246 event at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Conor McGregor encourages Marcus Deegan

Deegan’s battle with pancreatitis was painful. He was in the hospital for three weeks and during that time, he received messages from McGregor. These messages encouraged him and helped him to recover quickly.

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The podcaster took to Twitter and shared how McGregor supported him. He wrote, “When i was in hospital 3 weeks ago very sick with pancreatitis getting messages of encouragement from this legend absolutely unequivocally helped me with my recovery! Thanks for putting things in perspective mate, Pain is temporary class is permanent. @TheNotoriousMMA”

Deegan also shared pictures of his conversation with McGregor. In the message, McGregor wrote, “Listen to the docs my man you will get there. Pain is temporary, class is permanent! Stay the course brother Marcus.”

 

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Conor McGregor himself has had to deal with multiple injuries and the resulting pain. At UFC 264, McGregor suffered from a broken leg and lost to Dustin Poirier. He had to undergo surgery and take time off for recovery. And it’s safe to say he could empathize with Deegan and maybe offer some advice too.

Deegan is also a McGregor fan and has been seen impersonating the fighter on many occasions. Receiving encouragement from McGregor in his time of need must have surely helped him.

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What do you think of Conor McGregor’s less-seen, caring persona? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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