Conor McGregor: UFC star’s €1m donation sees 50,000 PPE masks delivered to Irish hospitals

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Conor McGregor recently donated €1 million worth of protective gear to hospitals in his native Ireland. The pile of supplies McGregor purchased — which includes 50,000 PPE masks — are now reaching their destinations, which will hopefully make things easier on frontline staff as they continue to work against the coronavirus pandemic.

See some photos of the supplies McGregor purchased reaching their destinations below:

McGregor announced this hefty donation, which works out to close to $1.1M USD, after he implored Irish politicians to close the country’s borders and enact a full, nation-wide lockdown.

“Today I am purchasing myself €1 million worth of personal protective equipment to be deployed to all the fighting hospitals in the Leinster region,” McGregor stated in a direct message to Irish Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe.

Conor McGregor last fought in January, when he defeated Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in his first fight back from a lengthy hiatus. McGregor won this fight by first-round TKO. It took him just 40 seconds to seal the deal with a series of shoulder strikes, a head kick, and a volley of ground strikes. Prior to his win over Cerrone, McGregor had not tasted victory since all the way back in November of 2016, when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez to become a two-division UFC champion. After his win over Alvarez, he came up short in a blockbuster boxing match with undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017, then tapped out to undefeated UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.

What do you think of this generous donation from Conor McGregor?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on 4/13/2020.