Former 2-division UFC champion Conor McGregor is not pleased with the country of China, accusing them of “ludicrously inhumane behavior”.
The Irishman has been extremely vocal on social media throughout the entire duration of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, urging the public to remain vigilant and look after themselves, as well as their loved ones.
McGregor has made multiple donations towards the efforts of containing the COVID-19 virus and has urged the government of the Republic of Ireland to take the fight against the virus more seriously.
It was recently reported that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) delivered to Ireland from China is faulty and does not meet the necessary health and safety standards. McGregor appeared to be angered by this situation, calling it “truly horrendous” and accusing the country of China of “ludicrously inhumane behaviour”:
“Truly horrendous. Not only are the prices being raised by these people on all our items. Masks, visors, gloves, ventilators, respirators, oxygen containers, screen monitors, you name it. All jacked in price. The batches coming in are now of no use! Ludicrously inhumane behaviour.” McGregor tweeted.
McGregor also tweeted to the Irish caretaker Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar to refuse any further assistance from China:
“Take back this thank you and offer of assistance, this instant! It is barbaric what has been done here. All the way throughout this pandemic. Barbaric! #FlattenTheirNose“ he tweeted.
Conor McGregor last appeared in the UFC Octagon against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246 in January of this year. The Irishman won the bout via TKO (head kick and punches) in just 40-seconds of the very 1st-round. With this win, McGregor was expecting to earn a title shot against UFC lightweight champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov.
Nurmagomedov was expected to defend his UFC lightweight title against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in April 18. The fight appears to be off, after Nurmagomedov “unofficially” withdrew from the bout due to growing concerns over the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
UFC president Dana White has confirmed that if Nurmagomedov was to win against Ferguson, he would be facing McGregor next.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 4th April, 2020.