“Conor’s a nice human” – Molly McCann narrates the EMOTIONAL STORY of Conor McGregor helping her navigate hard times


“Conor’s a nice human” – Molly McCann narrates the EMOTIONAL STORY of Conor McGregor helping her navigate hard times

Molly McCann (L), Conor McGregor (R)

“Meatball” Molly McCann and Paddy Pimblett are the newest exports from Britain on the MMA scene. Since their debuts for the UFC in 2018 and 2021 respectively, they have taken the world of mixed martial arts by storm.

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Till now, they have filled out the O2 Arena almost by themselves (twice), and delivered quite the scintillating finishes. MMA fans aren’t going to forget that KO of the year contender by Molly McCann.

Molly McCann (R) with Paddy Pimblett (L)
Molly McCann (R) with Paddy Pimblett (L)

It also seems like they are great friends with the sport’s biggest star ever – Conor McGregor. Pimblett and McCann recently visited McGregor’s pub, “The Black Forge Inn” in Dublin, where they could be seen to be having a jolly time.

However, things between the flyweight and McGregor run a tad bit personal and deeper. McCann describes the beginning of their friendship in a video, saying, “We were at a Bellator event and everyone ran to him, but I just withdrew. I was starstruck. I didn’t want to be like everyone else. He walked off, then he came back, and then he called me over and asked for a picture.

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Getting into how McGregor helped her deal with the travails of fame, she said, “I messaged him, ‘I need your advice, I think boss… how to deal with this overnight notoriety, fame. I’m 32, working class and now just bit of a someone’. He sent me this f***ing message. I screenshotted it, its on a print in my room, so when I wake up I look at it everyday.”

Capping it off, she said, “The Notorious lives up to these mad moments, but Conor’s a nice human. You never really know the kind of stuff he gets up to, for the community and for his country. He doesn’t need you to know, as long as he knows it’s good enough.

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Despite his ostentatious exterior, Conor McGregor possesses quite the altruistic disposition

Conor McGregor at a charity event
Conor McGregor at a charity event

The world knows Conor McGregor as a charming yet brash talker who delivers moments inside and outside the octagon that capture the attention of a whole generation.

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While much of his highlight reel includes trash-talking opponents and wearing five-figure suits, McGregor has shown time and again that he feels gratification in giving back.

Here are some exemplary things that McGregor has done to give back, using the social and economic capital he has amassed.

As reported by ESPN, “The Notorious” stepped in on short notice to stop the closing of a branch of his long-time gym, SBG, in County Laois, Ireland. The owner of the gym said, “we don’t have to worry for the next year or two.“, after McGregor’s financial assistance.

Highlighting his achievement in his Instagram post, McGregor himself displayed how he had developed living spaces for the homeless in Dublin. Although he was never homeless, he lived on social support at one point – thus, he realizes the vitality of having a roof over one’s head.

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And, finally, when the pandemic wreaked havoc worldwide, he bought and had Euro 1 million worth of PPE kits delivered to healthcare professionals across his home country, saluting their sacrifice and toil to help out in the midst of a global crisis.

While there was some talk of him and Dustin Poirier collaborating to donate to a charity, the proceedings never got formalized.

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