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Conor McGregor Was at BAMMA 35 in Ireland and Has Been Praised for His Words of Support for Inspiring Young Man, Ian O’Connell…

The last time Conor McGregor made an appearance at an MMA event in Ireland, it made world news – for all the wrong reasons. His SBG Ireland teammate, Charlie Ward, had just won in controversial circumstances, and McGregor entered the cage to celebrate with his friend. It ended with him shoving Marc Goddard after the referee tried to remove him.

McGregor was back in Dublin’s 3Arena last night, as he cheered on another teammate, Josh ‘Power’ Plant, who was fighting in the event. This time he was much calmer and has been given words of praise for the support he showed to a young man with a disability, Ian O’Connell.

‘The Notorious’ has most recently made headlines for all the wrong reasons. He’s due back in court in New York on June 14th, in relation to the full-fledged assault he led on the UFC 223 press bus carrying Khabib Nurmagamedov.


It’s always nice to see celebrities become grounded. One of the main criticisms of McGregor recently is that he has lost touch with what made him popular, to begin with. His working-class story was inspiring in its own right, making him a hero to the masses. He described how he was moved by his connection with O’Connell:

“Watching the Late Late show last night and on comes this young man @iano’connell321!
I was blown away by him and his attitude to life and in facing adversity!
Truly blown away!
Then tonight, by complete chance, I bumped into him at an event and end up getting to watch the main event fight ringside with him!”

What a feeling for the young man to have one of his own personal heroes treat him like the legend he is. You have to love it. This is really good stuff from McGregor.

Conor McGregor with John Kavanagh. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports.


McGregor explained how moved he was by one of O’Connell’s quotes from a recent interview on Irish television. He said:

“What a night!
Thank you Ian it was great to meet you my brother, you are some man!
Your quote literally blew me away! “If you can’t stand up, STAND OUT!”
What a legend!”

Nice to See

It’s great to see McGregor back in good form. Of course, a few lawsuits and a night in a cell in Brooklyn might have been what it took to ground him, but at the end of the day, this is the sort of behavior fans expect from him.

The Irishman is expected to fight Khabib Nurmagamedov in a lightweight title fight, assuming all his legal problems can be sorted out. Both men have fanatical fanbases and are two of the most exciting fighters in the world. If this happens it will be massive.

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