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Conor McGregor coincidentally met a big fan of his after he shouted him out on the Late Late

“If you can’t stand up, stand out.”

REMEMBER IAN O’CONNELL?

The inspirational teenager captured the hearts of the nation on The Late Late Show, when he shared his story of living with a C/4 spinal chord injury.

Paralyzed from the shoulders down after a freak accident at the Killarney National Park, the 4th year student shared his message: “If you can’t stand up, stand out”.

Speaking to Ryan Tubridy about his hopes and dreams for the future, he also divulged that a certain Mr. Conor McGregor is his idol.

Well, a little birdie must have got in touch, because the pair came face-to-face over the weekend.

‘The Notorious’ shared a snap of the pair, captioning it:

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!”

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Before everything kicks off in the comments – can he be a gobshite? Yes. Was this a nice thing to do? Also, yes.

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