They say “Never meet your heroes” because most times they will not live up to whatever pedestal you put them on. A young fan met his hero, Conor McGregor, and Conor not only lived up to the pedestal that he was put on; He surpassed it.
I would be doing a disservice to McGregor by attempting to tell the story, so I’ll let him do it.
His words, via his Instagram:
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.
I’m not crying, you’re crying.