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Video: McGregor drops bombs in basement before issuing statement on coronavirus

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Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Conor McGregor is doing what he can to pass the time, much like the rest of the mixed martial arts (MMA) world trying to contain the widespread coronavirus outbreak.

Like many of his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) peers, McGregor is trying to remain in fighting shape during this prolonged hiatus. The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion must be prepared to continue his 2020 comeback campaign when the combat sports world opens its door back up.

McGregor released the following video via Instagram live showing off his custom gym workout from his basement (courtesy of ESPN MMA):

If we all had this type of machine we’d be dropping bombs as well. The frustration around the world is at an all-time high right now.

For McGrgeor, this is his best way to stay active and ready himself for another walk to the Octagon in 2020. The outspoken Irish superstar also took the time to issue the following statement to the people of Ireland and his fans all over the world:

“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,” wrote McGregor via Instagram.

“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! Team work makes the dream work, God bless!”

McGregor, 31, has been on a road to redemption ever since getting choked out by Khabib Nurmagomedov back at UFC 229. “Notorious” had to wade through countless personal issues outside of the cage, but has since returned to action to take out Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in just 40 seconds at UFC 246 this past January (see it HERE).

Only time will tell when UFC is able to start hosting shows again, but once the premier MMA organization returns it’ll likely be looking to book McGregor’s next fight right away. After all, McGregor is already beating up coronavirus: