UFC superstar Conor McGregor urged India to stay strong in their battle against Covid-19 pandemic. He shared a photo with Indian heavyweight fighter Ramston Edwin Rodrigues in the lead up to his UFC 264 fight in June.
Conor McGregor backs Ramston Rodrigues to become India’s next heavyeight champion (Conor McGregor Instagram)
- Conor McGregor send a message to India fans, urging them to stay strong amid Covid-19 crisis
- India has been badly hit by the 2nd wave of Covid-19 infections
- McGregor will be back in the octagon at UFC 264 in June
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star Conor McGregor has sent a message to India in support of the fight against Covid-19 pandemic, urging the people of the country to stay strong during these trying times. McGregor took to social media to send his Indian fans into a tizzy.
Conor McGregor shared a photo of himself with Indian heavyweight fighter Ramston Edwin Rodrigues on Tuesday evening. McGregor, the UFC star from Dublin, said he has been training with Rodrigues for his UFC 264 bout in June and heaped rich praise on Rodrgriues, highlighting him as the next heavyweight champion.
“Training with India’s next heavyweight champion, @ramstonrodrigues. Working with Ramston, I know first hand how strong India and its people truly are! I stand with India in their fight through Covid. Let’s go India! We are with you! The world is with you!” McGregor wrote as captain to his post.
India has been battling a severe second wave of Covid-19 infections with daily case load reported in excess of 3,00,000. With 4,205 deaths in the last 24 hours, India’s cumulative Covid toll has now crossed the 2.5-lakh mark and reached 2,54,197. India’s total Covid tally has now reached 2,33,40,938 while the active cases are at 37,04,099.
Rodrigues thanked McGregor for his wishes, saying he is confident that India will bounce back stronger from the crisis.
“Thank you champ @thenotoriousmma for your kind words and support to our great nation. We learn and come back stronger than ever. Stay strong India,” Rodrigues wrote.
Conor McGregor is gearing up for his bout against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in Las Vegas on June 10. Notably, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion had lost to Poirier on his return to the octagon at UFC 257 in January.
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