Former two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor hasn’t put the best foot forward as of late, but on Saturday he posted a touching Instagram tribute to a fan in a wheelchair signifying that perhaps the tides are starting to change for the better.
Watching the Late Late show last night and on comes this young man @ianoconnell321! I was blown away by him and his attitude to life and in facing adversity! Truly blown away! Then tonight, by complete chance, I bumped into him at an event and end up getting to watch the main event fight ringside with him! What a night! Thank you Ian it was great to meet you my brother, you are some man! Your quote literally blew me away! “If you can’t stand up, STAND OUT!” What a legend! I think I speak for every Irish man and woman that watched you on the Late Late show last night by saying you are a true inspiration to us! Thank you brother ❤️
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McGregor says that he saw the boy, Ian O’Connell, on The Late Late Show a nighttime talk show in Ireland and was inspired by the boy’s message.