Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor has been helping his native Ireland in the battle against coronavirus, whether it is through discussions with politicians or donating medical supplies to various hospitals.
McGregor recently got into a battle on another kind and that came against musician Sinead O’Connor, as the two battled on Twitter about a range of things from immigration and the coronavirus before racist accusations are made from O’Connor to McGregor:
Men and Women, WE ARE HIRING— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 15, 2020
I need 1,500 labourers ready to work in our amazing food and agriculture industry.
Please send all C.V’s to @LeoVaradkar and @michaelcreed.
Flying in 1,500 people from the outside world, at this point in time, will break the chains of all command. https://t.co/CQXbtkdFNx
@TheNotoriousMMA Could you please elucidate me as to what exactly you are referring when you say "the chains of command? Which you say will be broken if immigrant workers come to help farmers. What exactly are the chains of command?— Sinead O'Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat) (@MagdaDavitt77) April 15, 2020
@TheNotoriousMMA Are you on something?— Sinead O'Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat) (@MagdaDavitt77) April 15, 2020
@TheNotoriousMMA Because you sound like a slave owner more with each passing year. I mean, I love you an all, but like, what the fuck racist shit you been swallowing? Where has the real Conor gone? Because I know your mama didn't raise you to be any kind of racist.— Sinead O'Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat) (@MagdaDavitt77) April 15, 2020
@TheNotoriousMMA Not to mention you're an immigrant worker your self!— Sinead O'Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat) (@MagdaDavitt77) April 15, 2020
Nothing whatsoever to do with immigrants.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 15, 2020
At this time it is crazy to even suggest anything other than essential medical equipment/personnel be flown in. Everything else must be halted.
Even food. We have food here.
We must shut shop Sinead.
For now, not forever.
I will refuse to listen to “don’t move more than 2k from home” yet air and sea ports, where the virus first entered, remain fully open. With upwards of 1k passengers in and out daily. It is equivalent to pushing and pulling at the same time.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 15, 2020
That command cannot be followed. How?
On top of this, there are now 1500 labourers being sourced to fly in from abroad to work in our agriculture industry. At this time?— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 15, 2020
Too dangerous. Too risky.
Also, I’m sure we have 1500 out of work labourers at the ready. On soil.
It simply makes no sense what is being touted.
McGregor also said the following in a now deleted Twitter post (via MMA Junkie):
“Nà déan mearbhall ar ghnó na troda le réaltacht, Sinead. Tá brón orm má chiontaítear é.”
Man, I just get pissed about people going on about immigrants. Always full of gaslighting excuses. Saying they aren't xenophobic when they clearly are. We ought be grateful any human being fleeing for their life thought we were worth coming to.— Sinead O'Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat) (@MagdaDavitt77) April 15, 2020
There was once a good relationship between McGregor and O’Connor, as O’Connor serenaded McGregor when the fighter made his entrance to fight Chad Mendes at UFC 189.