Conor McGregor has issued a response to the recent tragedy in Las Vegas…

While Conor McGregor is from Dublin, Las Vegas has become something of a 2nd home for him in recent years. He’s certainly made a lot of money for the city and Las Vegas has made quite a lot of money from him as well.

Yesterday a gunman opened fire on a crowd of approximately 22,000 people who were attending a country music concert at the Mandala Bay Resort and Casino. At the time of this writing, 59 people have been confirmed dead.

Conor has fought 6x in Las Vegas and has a record of 4-2 (4-1 MMA, 0-1 boxing) in the city.

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UFC Donates $1 Million

Las Vegas is the fight capital of the world and home of the UFC. In the wake of the tragedy company President, Dana White, announced plans to donate $1 million to the families of the victims.

The company has also been using their large reach on social media to encourage people to donate blood and also to provide phone numbers for people looking to locate loved ones.

The company has issued the following statement to media:

“We are saddened by this senseless act of violence and offer our heartfelt condolences to all those affected.”

“Our focus right now is on supporting the community and those affected by Sunday evening’s events. UFC 216 on Saturday, October 7 at T-Mobile Arena will proceed as scheduled until further notice.”

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Joe Rogan Donates Proceeds from Upcoming Show

I woke up to the insanely horrific news. Nothing but love to everyone in Vegas and everyone affected by this horrible tragedy all over the world. – Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan will be donating the proceeds from his stand-up comedy show this Friday to those impacted by the shooting. He will be directing the revenue from his show to the Las Vegas Victims Fund set up by the Clark County Commission Chair.

The Las Vegas Victims Fund GoFundMe account reads as follows:

I’m Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas. We are raising funds to assist the victims of the tragic Las Vegas shooting.

Funds will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting.

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Conor McGregor Issues Statement

Naturally, the tragedy didn’t prevent the trolls from coming out and there is evidence of this in the comments section.

Dana White, who lives and works in the city, made the following statement to media recently.

“This is my city, this is my town. I grew up here, I raise my family here,” White told TMZ Sports “All my friends live here. This is where my business is.

What we’re going to do is we’re going to donate $1 million to the people.

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Ian is a MMA writer based out of Toronto, ON Canada. An avid mixed martial arts enthusiast and passionate fan since he was born, Ian has been writing about mixed martial arts for over 5 years.