UFC superstar Conor McGregor has taken to social media to vent his fury at the impact of the coronavirus after the tragic death of his aunt.
The Notorious was due to make an appearance on American television when he received the news before rightly choosing not to go on the show.
McGregor pulled no punches as he went on an expletive-laden rant but it must be pointed out that he never once says that his aunt passed away as a result of the virus.
“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.
“Stay tight people! We are all we got. Rest in Peace Anne Moore I love you.”
However, the global household name also praised his home country of Ireland for the manner in which the nation has dealt with the outbreak of the pandemic.
In the same post, McGregor expressed his hope for the future and felt that the country would be in a better place come the end of the outbreak.
“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,” he said.
“The good habits we will have now gained from this wild COVID-19 attack will see us too strong in future.”
Meanwhile, rumours surrounding McGregor’s upcoming fights continue to circulate with Just Gaethje emerging as the front runner to be his next opponent.
However, at least for now, it seems that Conor’s focus is firmly on family matters – and rightly so.
Our thoughts go out to McGregor and his family.
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