Liam McCracken, a 22-year-old professional MMA fighter from the UK, recently suffered severe injuries after being struck by a bus. The accident resulted in multiple fractures to his back, pelvis, ribs, and legs, requiring plastic surgery to treat various wounds on his face and limbs.
Heartbreaking to hear about Liam McCracken’s devastating news.
One of the nicest guys in the community who will always give you the time of day.
Liam was set to headline APFC next month and take another step closer to reaching the pinnacle of the sport, and now needs our help… pic.twitter.com/S1xWGCvSrI
— Lewis Simpson (@LewisSimpsonMMA) September 13, 2023
McCracken was scheduled to face Tony Silva in a lightweight bout in the main event at the Anthony Pettis FC 8 event on October 20. However, his sources of income, which include coaching at a Liverpool-based MMA gym and earnings from fighting, will be on hold as he focuses on his recovery. He has a one-year-old child at home and a family to support.
A GoFundMe campaign has been initiated by someone in McCracken’s inner circle to assist the fighter and his family during this challenging time. The campaign aims to provide financial support for Liam’s full-time care as he works towards recovery.
Fundraiser ‘Sarah Law’ appeal for fundraising on behalf of Liam McCracken. It is stated that;
“Yesterday we had some devastating news about a massive pillar in our community, Liam McCracken was unfortunately hit by a bus leaving him with a host of serious injuries. He is lucky to be alive. He has broken bones in his back, pelvis, ribs and legs aswell as requiring plastic surgery for several wounds on his face and limbs. Liam’s primary source of income is coaching and fighting but both will be on hold for the foreseeable future whilst he looks to complete his rehabilitation.
We’ve set up this go fund me to help Liam’s young family to support him with full-time care as he makes his way back to health. Liam is one of the brightest sparks in UK MMA and one of the most loved young men you could wish to meet. He has recently become a father so any help at this time is massively appreciated by everyone at Aspire”.
GoFundMe page raising funds amid Liam McCracken Accident
Liam McCracken is known as one of the brightest talents in UK MMA, with a promising career ahead of him. He had previously represented Team England in the 2019 International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) World Championships and held regional titles in both the Cage Warriors Academy North West and the Preston-based UKFC. McCracken made his debut in Bellator MMA earlier this year but faced his first career defeat in the organization.
As of the time of writing, the GoFundMe campaign has raised £31,196, surpassing its initial goal of £30,000, demonstrating the outpouring of support from the MMA community and beyond for Liam McCracken and his family during this difficult period.