The former UFC champ champ Conor McGregor has been on the forefront in helping his nation, the Republic of Ireland fight the ongoing global pandemic battle against Coronvirus, a.k.a. Covid-19. While he has already made plenty of large donations that have been put to good use, he has now again reportedly donated close to 1.3 million euros.
McGregor has reportedly made his donation to help buy protective equipment (PPE) for front line workers. This was being speculated by Irish media that McGregor had donated an additional 1.3 million euros and was later confirmed on Twitter by an Irish doctor called Mary Leah. Here’s what she wrote on Twitter:
All I know of Conor is he gave €1.3 million to be spent directly on the front line to equip healthcare workers into remaining safe while caring for others. We ensured every cent went as Conor intended. As a nurse, I identified with the benefit & sheer gratitude expressed by all.
McGregor later simply replied in a humble manner by thanking Mary for her work, “Thank you for all your assistance here Mary and to Heroes aid. I got a good boost this morning seeing our work come to fruition with multiple deliveries made. Hope you are well. Tough 3 weeks ahead, stay strong!”
You can check out their tweets down below:
Thank you for all your assistance here Mary and to Heroes aid.
I got a good boost this morning seeing our work come to fruition with multiple deliveries made. Hope you are well. Tough 3 weeks ahead, stay strong! https://t.co/wwVm2EOjtW
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 11, 2020
Conor had previously urged for Ireland to go into lockdown
Conor McGregor has not just been helping with his generous and hefty donations but also through his appeals to the people of Ireland and in this case to the Irish government itself. He had previously urged Irish government to not hesitate and put Ireland into a lockdown, “Hello everyone, hello Ireland. We have now entered a substantial lockdown and I am pleased to see it. You see if you do not enter the game, you kind of win it. We have now entered the game and with strict adherence and message, we will win it. To the Irish public, we must abide by the legislature put forth tonight by our leaders. No further than two km from our homes, no unessential travel, and full closure of all non essential businesses. Now more than ever, we must abide by this, and I pray for the health and safety of our country every day, the fate of our lives and those of our loved ones depend on it. Together we must encourage home workouts, and we must encourage healthy and immune boosting nutrition plans.”