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15th Mar 2020

Conor McGregor clarifies coronavirus comments in sad time for his family

Darragh Murphy

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has clarified his rant about Covid-19 on Friday night.

A reflective McGregor revealed that his aunt passed away earlier this week, leaving the UFC fighter unable to do a number of live television appearances.

McGregor wrote: “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.”

After being inundated with condolences, McGregor has now explained that his aunt’s passing was not due to Covid-19 .

“I am grateful for the kind wishes and sympathy for my Auntie’s passing,” McGregor posted on Saturday. “I want to clear up that it has been confirmed she was not a victim of coronavirus.

“As we prepare for her funeral I know that many of us will confront the virus in the weeks ahead.

“As I gather with my family I ask you all to make an extra effort to be there for friends and family during the stressful days ahead.

“And from my family, thank you for your support at this sad time.”

Following the advice of healthcare professionals, McGregor has vowed to change his own behaviour when it comes to the frequency with which he touches his face and how often he runs his immune system down with his intense training schedule.

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