A still injured Conor McGregor will be stepping back into the ring next month. The former two-division UFC champion, who is currently recovering from a nasty shin break from UFC 264, will be part of a wheelchair boxing event for charity on September 11.
As recently announced, McGregor will be facing a fairly popular and talented McGregor impressionist in Al Foran. The charity event will aid the Irish Wheelchair Association.
Drum roll ladies and gentlemen— Sir Stevo Timothy (@SirStevoTimothy) July 30, 2021
The co-main event: @TheNotoriousMMA v @ImpressionistAL aka The Notorious v The Notorious Impressionist all in aid of the @IrishWheelchair
Please donate here if you can: https://t.co/lDMJxs1MvE
Foran has made several hilarious impressions of McGregor (like the one in the clip below), and this seems to be a great way for the UFC star to support people in need regardless of his injury, and maybe also get a chance to punch him for any joke he may not have liked.
McGregor hasn’t exactly handled his second straight loss to Dustin Poirier particularly well, and drew some heavy — and fair — criticism after spewing some vile and downright disgusting things as of late. This a welcome change of pace, and it is really nice to see the former champion still continuing with his charitable efforts outside of that.
There is a GoFundMe page for the event, with McGregor donating €10,000 himself. As of this writing, it has over 32,000 euros out of their 35,000 goal.