Conor McGregor Unleashes Rant On Coronavirus Following Aunt’s Death

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Conor McGregor has lost his aunt and he’s taking aim at the coronavirus.

The coronavirus has spread globally and has impacted many industries. The world of sports is no exception and that includes MMA. Several promotions, including Bellator, have had to cancel events. The UFC will be doing an empty arena show in Brazil tonight (March 14). More importantly, lives have been lost due to COVID-19.

Conor McGregor Loses His Aunt, Rants On Coronavirus

McGregor took to his Instagram account and praised Ireland for how the country has handled this pandemic. Sadly, he revealed that he has lost his aunt.

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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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“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.”

McGregor started off 2020 with a bang. He returned to the Octagon for the first time since Oct. 2018. McGregor defeated Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in just 40 seconds via TKO.

The “Notorious” one is on a comeback trail. He hadn’t emerged victorious since Nov. 2016 before stopping Cerrone. He’s hoping to claim the UFC lightweight championship a second time. The “Notorious” one could be due for a title opportunity against the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson but early talk of a summer bout against Justin Gaethje has been reported.

MMA News sends our condolences to Conor McGregor and his family.

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