Well, Here’s the Good News

It’s not all doom and gloom in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. Some members of the MMA community have been doing some great things and announcing exciting personal news. It’s important to stay positive, and I’m here to help you achieve that goal. We have decided to help keep that positivity flowing the best that we can. Nothing but good news for you to feast your eyes on.

It has been a memorable week for Conor McGregor. Last week he was named by Forbes to be the Highest Paid Athlete in the world raking in $180 million over the last year. This week he welcomed a new member into his family, Rian McGregor. We send our congratulations to “The Notorious” and to his fiance Dee Devlin.

Diego Lima, who is the coach of newly crowned lightweight champion Charles Oliveira shared this video of the 115-pound king on a joyous return to Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil with the title. Oliveira grew up in the Favelas and seeing him crowned the new lightweight champion can be considered a massive success story. Congrats to the new champ.

UFC strawweight Loma Lookboonmee has made a habit of giving back to her community after she fights. The Thai fighter has kept up that trend after her latest outing.

A couple of weeks back we shared a “Go Fund Me” that our friend Kevin Docherty set up to help out some underprivileged kids in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 1000 euro goal was surpassed and the funds were used to install a tarp that the community can used to train on. This provided a massive lift to the area with everyone coming out to celebrate. Check out the video below and massive credit has to go for Kevin for the work he has done here.

Ian O'Neill is the host of the SevereMMA UFC Preview show and one of the co-hosts of The Auld Triangle - Irish MMA podcast. You can find more of Ian's work on the SevereMMA Patreon where he co-hosts The Chasing Pack and The Contender. Follow him on Twitter and on Instagram @ioneillmma

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