Conor McGregor has spoken out about the Caronavirus situation in a lengthy Instagram post in which he also revealed that his aunt has passed away.
McGregor revealed that he’d learned the news about his relative’s death just as he was about to go live on television for a series of interviews to announce a donation from his Proper Whisky brand to the Tunnel2Towers charity.
“I brought my family with me to the studio,” McGregor said. “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 fucking virus. What the fuck is happening. I took my family to bull island. Looked out at the sea. Took a deep breath. Thank fuck! Lord thank you 🙏.”
McGregor also went into great detail stressing how important personal hygene is in the wake of the current pandemic and seemed to suggest that the days when he’d shake fans hands without thinking about the potential consequences to his health are now over.
“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. 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 motherfucker 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!”
McGregor also added one other big bit of news – he wants to know who he’s fighting next.
“Oh and Who am I fighting?” McGregor wrote.
Normally that would be exciting news, but given the current global panic and uncertainty over Caronavirus and the restrictions to large-scale gatherings in an increasing number of locations around the world, it remains to be seen whether the UFC would be in a hurry to make a fight for their biggest star just yet.