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Conor McGregor donates $1 million of Proper No. Twelve profits to first responder organization in New York

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Last year, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champ-champ, Conor McGregor, revealed that a portion of the profits from his lucrative Proper No. Twelve whiskey business would be donated to first responders around the world. Now, the first round of donations — to the tune of $1 million — is on its way to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation in New York, N.Y., which will help pay off mortgages for families of law enforcement and firefighters who were killed while on duty.

Per the press release (via The Mac Life):

The company is proud to announce it has selected the New York-headquartered Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to receive this $1 million donation for the United States. The donation will go towards paying off the mortgages for families of law enforcement officers and firefighters across the country, who were killed in the line of duty and left behind young children. Tunnel to Towers has a score of 100 for Accountability & Transparency on Charity Navigator. Additional donations will be announced in March and April for first responder organizations in Ireland, Canada, the UK, Australia, Russia, Poland and South Africa.

Furthermore, McGregor released a public service announcement encouraging people to donate $11 to the foundation to further help his cause.

Additional donations will be announced soon and will be headed to first responder organizations in Ireland, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Poland and South Africa in the coming months.

“Notorious” made a successful return to action after an extended hiatus this past January, knocking out Donald Cerrone in less than one minute at UFC 246 in Las Vegas, Nevada (see it again here).

For the time being, McGregor is playing the waiting game before deciding his next move, as he will be an interested observer when Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson collide at UFC 249 on April 18, 2020. If that title fight doesn’t pan out for him, he does have Justin Gaethje waiting in the wings.