In the fight against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, McGregor is trying to do his part.
Following a plea from the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion encouraging Ireland to go into “lock down”, McGregor revealed via Twitter that he will be donating 1 million euro in medical supplies—or just under $1.1 million USD—in his native Ireland.
The moment was captured as McGregor revealed a direct message between he and Irish politician Paschal Donohoe, after Donohoe asked “The Notorious” for ideas on how the message of social distancing can be further encouraged. McGregor gave his opinions, then put forth his seven-figure donation.
“Today I am purchasing myself, 1 million euro worth of personal protective equipment to be deployed to all the fighting hospitals in the Leinster region,” McGregor wrote.
McGregor made it a point to praise the doctors, nurses, first responders, and other essential medical personnel for their hard work and dedication during a scary time in the world