The fracture of Conor McGregor’s ankle in the closing moments of Round 1 at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier in 2021 was a significant turning point that had a profound impact on both McGregor’s life and how the public perceived him. However, Bellator women’s MMA star Sinead Kavanagh is now praising McGregor for his kindness after she revealed that he gave her €10,000 early in her career.
Kavanagh had a more difficult start than most when she tried to start a boxing career. She had a child while still in her 20s before unfortunately losing the child’s father. Her mother was also a victim of a fatal and life-altering vehicle collision that also tragically claimed the lives of her aunt and uncle. Due to all of these terrible incidents, she had to care for her child while being homeless for a while.
Kavanagh appeared in an interview with Irish Mirror on February 24, where she reflected on the most difficult time in her life and thanked Conor McGregor for everything he did for her. According to Kavanagh, the media frequently concentrates on the “bad” things that surround McGregor but never on all of his positive attributes.
“I literally had no money, I was f***ing homeless. It was rough. He [Conor McGregor] gave me €10,000 to keep me going… He does so much for charity and for people in need, or people that might need surgeries and stuff like that.
You only ever see ‘the bad Conor’, but there’s so much good that man does. People are just negative and just focus on the bad.”
Eventually switching to MMA, Sinead Kavanagh has been competing in Bellator since 2016. The 37-year-old, who is ranked No. 3 in the Bellator women’s featherweight rankings, will face Janay Harding again this weekend at Bellator 291. Keep an eye on Thirsty For News to get the latest updates.