UFC superstar Conor McGregor has dished on his view of coronavirus and what should be done after his aunt’s death.
McGregor spoke out on his Facebook page to insist his homeland of Ireland issue a full lockdown. The statement was addressed to Ireland political leaders, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and President Michael D. Higgins.
“I respect you all greatly and I would like to put forward some of my thinking,” said McGregor. “While we are currently debating a full lockdown I feel that we must. Any time spent debating this is needless time from the clock. I know a good, tough fight when I see one and we have one on our hands now.
“I want to call on my people, the great people of Ireland, this fight needs us all. We are all in the red corner awaiting the bell, so let’s gather together and ring the bell ourselves including the people of the rest of the world.
“True lockdown must begin and it must begin now. A lockdown together, a lockdown united. We must close our airports, we must close all non-essential business, cut all non-essential travel.
“It is time for full lockdown and we are ready. Powers that be I am calling to you all, the fate of our great Ireland depends on it. This is my proposal and I pray that we can make this happen.”
McGregor’s aunt passed away this month and he hinted that is was because of coronavirus.
“I get a phone call telling me that my lovely little auntie Anne had passed away,” he explained on social media. “I couldn’t go live anymore. My poor little friendly loving auntie. My mother’s sister.
“This stupid f*king virus. What the f*&k is happening. I took my family to bull island. Looked out at the sea. Took a deep breath. Thank f**k! Lord thank you.”
Recently, McGregor gave $1 million dollars to a charity for the first responders of 9/11. McGregor, along with his Proper 12 Whisky Company officially wrote the check to the Tunnel To Towers Foundation. It was founded by Frank Siller, whose brother Stephen Siller was killed in the World Trade Center attack.