Notwithstanding his bluntness about the business of making money ('credit with RTE is not what I seek. It is cash') Conor McGregor would appear to have a strong philanthropic streak.
Today, he revealed via his facebook page, that he is appearing at a number of events in the coming week in aid of the Simon Community and Focus Ireland charities.
He's appearing in the Foundary in Waterford tonight, the Savoy in Cork on Saturday and the Wright Venue in Swords on Monday and Tuesday. He will donating €50,000
I am donating €50,000 from these events to help boost resources of those who are fighting the homeless crisis in Ireland, as we head into the colder weather.
€25,000 will go to the hard working Simon Community homeless charity. This €25,000 will fund the mobile health clinic for a full year so the people in need can get the treatment they need, when they need it.
The other €25,000 I will donate to Focus Ireland which will go towards the Family Services Division which helps family's in crisis move on from homelessness.
I put time into researching both the Simon Community and Focus Ireland charities. The work of both these organizations is unparalleled with the homeless crisis in our country.
We have put together a four day event across the country. Meet fans. Have some fun. Celebrate life, and also help build money to put towards this major crisis we have in our country.
Earlier today, the Mirror reported that his dream of fighting in Croke Park will likely face opposition from the most feared residents community on the planet.