‘We’ve Given $1.2 Million’- Conor McGregor Reveals How He Has Helped ‘First Responders’

Published 06/17/2021, 2:46 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland addresses the media after the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Conor McGregor is setting an example as he has extended a helping hand to the first responders of the 9/11 attacks in the US. McGregor, who is always under the scrutiny of fans, has certainly done an exceptional deed here with his noble gesture. He recently detailed the exact numbers of his donation.

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‘The Notorious’ is one of a kind. One might argue that he is a self-made man with the backing of the right people behind him. The Irish fighter revealed what lit the fire in him to be such a hard worker from a very young age.

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For me growing up with my family, this was a concern for my parents, also, you know, with a mortgage and bills on top. And it always would spur me on to work so I could, you know, assist in this and take those pressures off my mother and father. And when I heard about this foundation…I had to I had to get involved with it,” he said.

And, you know, as you said, we’ve given $1.2 million so far with, throughout the whiskey, you know, $5 off of every case sold, we give back to first responder organizations, we have a great partnership with Frank and the team, that’s one of the towers, I want to also announce we have another 700,000 that’s coming their way that’s gonna assist with the mortgages and support the families and the children of those lost in the line of duty,” he further added.

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Conor McGregor faces Dustin Poirier next month

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McGregor will complete his highly anticipated trilogy against Dustin Poirier in July. The score is currently set at 1-1 between two of the world’s finest at the moment. McGregor knocked out ‘The Diamond‘ in the first round of their contest at UFC 178 in 2014.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Poirier leveled the score at UFC 257, earning a second-round finish over the Irishman. The third fight will truly decide who actually is the better fighter between the duo. Needless to say, fans are excited about the upcoming fight.

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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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