Former UFC 2-division champion Conor McGregor has released a statement regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, revealing his aunt died from the virus.
He also urged his fans to wash their hands and keep up with good hygiene. The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus has affected almost every country in the world. In an effort to contain the outbreak, large gatherings of people, which includes events, are being banned around the world. It has also affected the world of MMA with Bellator 241 being postponed due to the outbreak. Other MMA organisations have taken similar steps, with UFC converting this weekend’s UFC Brasilia event into a closed-door event. The same has been done by ONE Championship, who recently announced that their upcoming events will now be closed-door. These recent developments have left fans worried for the upcoming UFC 249 event, which features the UFC lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.
Conor McGregor has now spoken up about the coronavirus outbreak in a statement on his Instagram, where he revealed that his aunt has fallen victim to it. He urged fans to wash their hands and keep up with their hygiene:
“Ireland you amazing, amazing country. I believe we have this virus contained. And through this containment, we actually may have gone and contained them all. The good habits we will have now gained from this wild covid-19 attack will see us too strong in future. Hand hygiene. Touching of own face hygiene. Consistent thorough cleaning of handled areas hygiene. What we should really be all doing anyway. I have always been on with my hand hygiene. But not enough. If I think of all the people approaching to shake hands and what not. I often get people say to me please I don’t want a picture, just let me shake your hand. And I’m like yes friend thank you. As it’s more efficient than taking a full picture. But it’s too careless. And too frequent. Touching my own hand to my face as well. Too unaware of the frequency I’d do it. Until now,” McGregor wrote.
“I’d train my ass off, to the point of low immunity. It’s inevitable with the intensity of the training. The immune system will be tested. I would float around in this manner, and always end up catching little colds and flus. I feel bullet proof right now though! I’m switched on like a motherf*cker now. Stay vigilant on our personal hygiene people. And our personal space. God speed to us all We are not there yet but we are well on our way. On our way in a big way! To the people of the world. We will do this! We are doing this! It’s done. We did it. Congratulations! Oh And it’s summer time now too. Wow! Oh and Who am I fighting,” McGregor wrote.
These photos are from a few days ago at a studio in Dublin’s City centre. I was to announce to the world my @properwhiskey donation to @Tunnel2Towers. A great day! A proud day, I brought my family with me to the studio. Sitting in the chair about to beam live to all the U.S morning talk shows, I get a phone call telling me that my lovely little auntie Anne had passed away. I couldn’t go live anymore. My poor little friendly loving auntie. My mother’s sister. This stupid f*cking virus. What the f*ck is happening. I took my family to bull island. Looked out at the sea. Took a deep breath. Thank f*ck! Lord thank you Stay tight people! We are all we got Rest in Peace Anne Moore I love you“
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 14th March, 2020.
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