Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor has called on his home country of Ireland to step up their events in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, including the donation of over $1 million from McGregor to hospitals in the country to help obtain medical supplies.
The UFC star is now taking things a step further by calling on Ireland’s military to help enforce stay at home orders within the country.
McGregor made that plea in a video posted on Facebook, which you can view by clicking here.
Here is a transcript of what McGregor said, provided by MMA Junkie:
“We must abide by the legislation put forth tonight by our leaders. No further than two kilometers from home, no unessential travel, and full closure of nonessential business. Now more than ever we must abide by this, and I pray for the health and safety of our country that we love. The fate of our lives and the health of our loved ones depends on it. Tonight our defense forces have been mentioned as a possibility in assisting with up to 15,000 Gardai available. But only if necessary. However, it is necessary. To President (Michael) Higgins, to all of our leaders: Close our airports. Utilize our defense forces. For the nation, abide by these measures impeccably. And prepare for five weeks of it. After that, we are free. Five weeks to freedom. We can do this. The countdown begins now.”
There has been no response yet from the Irish government as to the request made by McGregor.