Conor McGregor, former mixed martial arts world champion, has returned to training after completing rehabilitation for the leg injury he suffered against Poirier, is again making headlines (also) for his head shots outside of the ring.
After what happened in Italy, with the attack on the singer Francesco Facchinetti (with the tweet: For anyone who has ever taken a slap from me: I'm not sorry, you deserved it), the fighter is back in the spotlight for his statements no vax.
Conor has openly sided with the mandatory of the COVID-19 vaccine. In fact, also considering the trend and evolution of the pandemic, the health authorities within the European Union are evaluating whether to make the vaccine mandatory or not.
For McGregor, who also said that this is the right time to leave the European Union for his Ireland, it is not the first time to make very controversial statements out the ring regarding certain topics, and this is the turn of the vaccines.
McGregor tweeted that vaccines are ridiculous, accusing the Irish leaders of serving the European Union. He wrote: "Do you think that forcing people to inject something into their body is not a crime? People must have the right to choose.
An attempt is coming to make the vaccine mandatory, according to the EU head. Agreement on this. I know our little dogs in power will do as they are told."
Conor McGregor's career
McGregor fights for the US federation Ultimate Fighting Championship, in which he was champion of the lightweights and featherweights; previously he was champion in both categories also in the British organization Cage Warriors.
I n 2015 he defeated featherweight champion José Aldo in just thirteen seconds, setting the record for the fastest finish in a titled match. With his victory over Eddie Alvarez at the UFC 205 event, he also became the first fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold two world titles and the third, after Randy Couture and B.J.
Penn, to win the belt in two different weight categories. He was also placed second in the federation's pound for pound rankings. He has been featured in some of the most successful events in UFC history, having fought in the main event of five of the six best-selling pay-per-views.
Together with Ronda Rousey he also appeared on the cover of the EA Sports UFC 2 video game and alone in that of EA Sports UFC 3. In 2017 he made his professional boxing debut, losing to the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. In 2021, Forbes magazine ranked him number one in the ranking of the highest paid athletes in the world, with a combined fortune of $ 180 million.