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Conor McGregor donates $1million to charity following success of Proper Twelve whiskey launched before Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC fight

Conor McGregor announced he is donating £773,000 ($1,000,000) to charity following the success of his whiskey brand.

The UFC fighter launched Proper Twelve last year ahead of his clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

That fight did not go to plan, McGregor lost in the fourth round, but his business venture has been a success.

The Irishman is donating $5 from every case sold, up to $1million, to first responders and he announced on his Instagram page he has hit that mark.

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Happy 1st birthday to @properwhiskey!!! What a journey it has been so far! We are now in 8 countries to date, with many more planned for 2020! I am so thankful to you all for your support and love of PROPER No. TWELVE! I also want to thank the fine Irish women and men who have worked so diligently at the distillery and beyond…what an amazing team we have! When we started this business, something very important to me was to give back. For every case we sell, my company donates $5 up to 1 million dollars per year to first responders. I am very proud to announce that we have already hit the 1 million dollar mark! This is all thanks to you! Our fans! Thank you all ❤️ In the New Year, we will begin donating the first million dollars to first responder organizations. My team is vetting it all out now to be sure it goes into the proper hands. Thank you all for the support! Sláinte #ONEFORALL @properwhiskey

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He wrote: “Happy 1st birthday to @properwhiskey!!! What a journey it has been so far! We are now in 8 countries to date, with many more planned for 2020! I am so thankful to you all for your support and love of PROPER No. TWELVE!

“I also want to thank the fine Irish women and men who have worked so diligently at the distillery and beyond… what an amazing team we have!

“When we started this business, something very important to me was to give back. For every case we sell, my company donates $5 up to 1 million dollars per year to first responders.


“I am very proud to announce that we have already hit the 1 million dollar mark! This is all thanks to you! Our fans! Thank you all.

“In the New Year, we will begin donating the first million dollars to first responder organisations. My team is vetting it all out now to be sure it goes into the proper hands. Thank you all for the support!”

Conor McGregor shows his strength as he works out in the gym

McGregor has not fought in the UFC since that defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov last October.

He is ramping up his preparations for a return to the octagon, though, and announced he will be fighting in January 2020.

No opponent has been announced yet but it is rumoured to be Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.

Nurmagomedov has been quite vocal of his rival, telling a recent Q&A, he could tell McGregor didn’t want to be in the octagon with him during their fight.

“Before the fight, when the referee stood between us giving us instructions, the opponent didn’t look at me in the eyes,” he said.

“At that moment, I realised he didn’t want to be in the cage with me. And before that, he talked a lot.

“He looked at me and made statements. But when we were in the cage, I realised he wanted it to be over as soon as possible.”

Conor McGregor will return to the UFC on January 18

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Conor McGregor will return to the UFC on January 18

The current lightweight champion also said his foe must earn another fight with him.

“In order to fight for the title I had to win 10 fights in a row in the UFC. That’s not counting the 16 victories I had outside the UFC. In every fight I earned it not with my mouth but with my actions. That’s where we’re different – he talks about it, I just do it.”

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