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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.”

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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! Oh and Who am I fighting. … 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 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 🙏 Stay tight people! We are all we got ❤️ Rest in Peace Anne Moore I love you

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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.

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“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.