Conor McGregor has spoken publicly on the reason behind his €10,000 donation to a GoFundMe page raising crucial funds for a young Irish child.
Grainne McCullough created the GoFundMe for her son, Bryan, who got Sepsis last year and is now unable to walk or eat. It was set up with a €10,000 goal, which was instantly hit when an anonymous source donated that figure in its entirety. Then, GoFundMe contacted Grainne to inform her the sum had been donated by McGregor.
Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, McGregor said he was motivated to help the family as it reminded him of his childhood.
A kid named Bru, I read something. It came across my lap. I read a story, I do this a few times. I felt this kids pain. He had a tube up his nose and the kid has cerebral palsy. I have a friend of mine, Anthony Donegan is his name. He used to set these football matches years ago, when we were only kids we used to go and play, we were just friends. We would gather our friends up and go play against the cerebral palsy Irish team to raise charity (funds) and all. These were top, these kids were brilliant. They used to whop us. They scored fuckin' goals from the halfway line on us, we used to get beat 8-0 and all!
When I heard that I felt the kid's pain he has a tube that feeds him through his nose and he keeps pulling it out of his nose and he can't understand why he shouldn't do it. I just felt the kids pain and I just donated to the GoFundMe.
Throughout the entire interview, McGregor was as brash and open as ever. The Irish MMA star told Ariel Helwani "I've done some good things, Ariel, I'm not all fuckin' bad." He finished by hoping the procedure goes well for the boy.
Bryan Buckley's plight had been highlighted in recent weeks on social media and in various media outlets. The five-year-old, who also suffers from cerebral palsy, has to be fed through a nasal tube.
The page is still active, and donations can be made here.