Not even the coronavirus pandemic can stop Conor McGregor from training for his next fight at the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
While the most prestigious mixed martial arts competition is on hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Irish superstar remains focused on his goal on reclaiming the throne.
McGregor made a sensational MMA comeback last January and scored hist first win in two years with an emphatic 40-second finish of Donald Cerrone in their welterweight main event clash at UFC 246.
Following this victory, everyone is expecting that a bigger challenge is awaiting ‘The Notorious’ for his next UFC bout.
According to UFC president Dana White, he will be facing the winner of the lightweight title fight between current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and number one contender Tony Ferguson.
Other big names such as Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman also emerged as his next potential opponent.
In a recent video posted by ESPN MMA on social media, McGregor was seen throwing some bombs during the coronavirus quarantine as he gears up for what could be a very tough battle this summer.
Watch the video below:
In a recent Instagram post, ‘The Notorious’ shared that Ireland has seen a drop in the number of coronavirus cases in the past three days while urging his countrymen to remain vigilant.
“Quick reminder to stay vigilant with our quarantine efforts, team Ireland! We have seen a drop over the last 3 days in numbers of infected.”
“From 191 cases on Thursday, March 19th (Our heaviest day to date) to a slight decrease of 126 the following day, Friday March 20th. To now today, Saturday March 21th, a total number of 102 new cases.”
“These are encouraging drops each day but we are still above 100 a day.”
“With today being Saturday and the peak of our weekend, plus the fact we have received lower numbers each day, we will all feel tempted to get out and back to living our normal lives again.”
“But now is the time we must remain most vigilant! Remain most vigilant and put this fully to bed. Otherwise we run the risk of going around in circles with these numbers until they hit a spike we then can’t contain.”
“Stay tight Ireland! We will do this! Together in unity! God speed to everyone around the world fighting this virus. We fight it side by side!”
Aside from winning a UFC belt, McGregor also sets his sights on doing another crossover bout to give combat sports fans entertaining shows.
“I am willing to fight anyone and have proved that time and time again,” he said.
“I look for a good scrap, and if it isn’t going to be that, I have no interest. … The money is not why I do this. I am a very rich man, and my children and those that come after them will be just fine. I love the fight game.”
“I learned many things boxing in Crumlin where I grew up, and my deep love is why I do this today.”
“I will be in the Octagon again soon and fully expect to box again. You will need to stay tuned, but trust me-the fans will enjoy. Giving them what they want and entertaining them is important to me.”
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/ ESPN MMA)