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UFC legend Conor McGregor donates huge sum to Irish MMA fighter that suffered ‘life-altering injuries’ during training

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CONOR McGREGOR has donated £25,000 to help an Irish MMA fighter that suffered “life-altering injuries” during a training session.

Ryan Curtis, who holds a 6-4 record, has fought in the likes of Bellator and Cage Warriors but now faces his biggest battle after the freak incident on Thursday.

He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast following the incident and has been left paralysed in his legs and left arm.

That led to fellow Irish MMA star Leah McCourt making a plea on social media for her followers to donate to a GoFundMe page to help her team-mate.

She also attached a statement that read: “As an athlete and human the unimaginable has happened to our beloved Ryan.

“He was involved in a life altering incident during a training session on Thursday 11th January.

“Ryan has suffered a broken back, broken neck and dislocated spine. During this injury, trauma was also caused to Ryan’s spinal cord.

“The damage is classified as the most severe that can happen to a spinal cord. He was rushed to the Royal in Belfast and underwent emergency surgery.

“Currently Ryan has no movement in his legs or his left arm. The road ahead is unknown and will involve at least 5 months of him in hospital, followed by a further period of time with a specialist spinal team.

“There is no exact end date to when this treatment will be complete.”

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