“This stupid fucking virus. What the fuck is happening.”Conor McGregor said in an IG post, following his Aunt’s sudden death.
Friday evening, March 13, Conor McGregor took to Instagram to honor the death of his late Auntie, Anne Moore, his mothers sister.
In the post he encouraged everyone to be strong and diligent in preventing this Corona Virus outbreak from getting worse. Advising people to wash their hands and avoid touching their face as preventative measures.
“The habits we will have now gained from this wild COVID-19 attack will see us too strong in the future,” said McGregor. “Hand hygiene. Touching of own face hygiene. Consistent thorough cleaning of handled areas hygiene.”
In the detailed Instagram post, McGregor also mentioned his own lack of awareness at times when it has come to his health and hygeine.
“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,” said McGregor. “But it’s too careless. And too frequent. Touching my own hand to face as well,” he added. “I’d train my ass off, to the point of low immunity. It’s inevitable with the intensity of the training. I would float around in this manner, and always end up catching colds and flus.”
McGregor was supposed to go on a show to promote his Irish whiskey brand, Proper Twelve Irish Whiskey. Upon receiving the knowledge that his aunt had passed, he made the decision to cancel the appearance, despite already being in studio, ready to go live.
Although it has not been officially confirmed at this time, it seems as though McGregor’s aunt died due to the Corona Virus outbreak.
“I get a phone call telling me that my lovely little auntie Anne had passed away. I coundn’t go live anymore. My poor little friendly loving auntie. My mother’s sister. This stupid fucking virus. What the fuck is happening,” said McGregor.
There has been a lot of headlines recently regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Most recently, the UFC has taken preventative action to reduce the spread of the virus by holding their upcoming scheduled events in empty arenas.
Tonight, at UFC Brasilia, this will mark the first of many fight cards that will be held without fans in attendance.
Rest in peace to Conor McGregor’s auntie, Anne Moore.