‘They Don’t Get Enough Support’- Conor McGregor Voices His Concerns for the Real World Fighters

Published 06/17/2021, 2:49 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 17: Welterweight fighter Conor McGregor is interviewed by UFC’s Joe Rogan during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 246 at Park Theater at Park MGM on January 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will face Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on January 18 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


Former two-division UFC champion, Conor McGregor will face Dustin Poirier in their trilogy bout next month. The lightweight duo will collide on July 10. Though McGregor has been busy in preparation ahead of the mega clash, he has been doing some social work in the meantime.

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Recently, ‘The Notorious’ has been heavily focused in giving back to the first responders of the 9/11 attacks. Countless people lost their lives during the mishap. As a social influencer, McGregor believes it’s his duty to help those in need. It’s truly an exemplary step from the UFC’s biggest superstar, to say the least.

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These are the proper heroes to put the men and women who want into the buildings when everyone else is running out. So they are our proper heroes. And that was one of the things we wanted to do when we founded proper number 12. Was to give back and support the people that supported us when all the chips are down,” said McGregor.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 04: Dana White looks on as Conor McGregor of Ireland speaks during the UFC 229 Press Conference inside The Park Theater at Park MGM on October 4, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

It was always a thing for me to give back. And like you said, someone with a platform of mine. It’s I feel it’s my duty to put a highlight on the incredible heroic work that these men and women do. It’s very tank, it’s almost thankless work. They don’t get enough support, in my opinion,” he further added.

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Is Conor McGregor setting an example with his deeds?

McGregor is always under the microscope, no matter what he does. And that’s only expected given he is among the biggest superstars of all time in combat sports. His new deeds are inspiring in so many aspects. Hence, given his place in the spotlight, he has certainly set an outstanding example for others to follow with his act.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: Conor McGregor enters the Octagon for his featherweight title fight against Jose Aldo during UFC 194 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

People seem to judge the Irish superstar on his brass persona from time to time. However, with age, there have been massive changes in his behavior. He has always been one to spread the message of giving back to society. And the recent endeavors further underline that motive.

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What do you make of Conor McGregor’s words regarding the real fighters?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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