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Conor McGregor offers heartfelt support to Italy: “Praying daily”

"Lord Jesus please..."

Italy has suffered from Covid-19 more than any other nation on earth so far in regards to casualties, and in a heartfelt message UFC superstar Conor McGregor expressed kind support to the South European nation. 

Regardless of how ones days are spent in the current climate, we’re all in this together. As the spread of Covid-19 continues around the globe, more cases are discovered daily. As of now, the nation with the highest amount of casualties as a direct result of Covid-19 is Italy. Nearly 60,000 people have been afflicted with Covid-19 and as of now 5,400 people have died. As daily news of the virus’ damage is reported, Conor McGregor decided to express support and prayers to Italy.

In a message on social media, McGregor made his love for Italy clear, and how much he hopes and prays for a recovery for the nation.

“I cannot get Italy out of my thoughts,” McGregor wrote. “Praying daily for this great nation that brought the world such amazing things. From it’s people and their culture. To it’s architecture and design. Its style! It’s cuisine! It’s art! The list goes on and on and on! Italy and it’s people are class personified, through and through. ?Lord Jesus please save Italy and it’s people today and everyday here forward.”


Due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, it’s uncertain as to when McGregor will return to the cage. According to his team, McGregor plans on returning July 11th, supposedly against Justin Gaethje. This would coincide with International Fight Week, though no such plans can be confirmed due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19. While these reports are unconfirmed by the UFC, fans would undoubtedly rejoice in seeing the return of the biggest name in MMA. It would also be profitable for all parties involved, to say the least, much needed after the tough financial times that have followed the current outbreak.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for