Former featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor called on the Republic of Ireland to leave the European Union in light of new Wuhan virus restrictions rolled out in an attempt to stem the spread of the virus.

According to Christopher Leebody of The Belfast Telegraph, McGregor said the Republic of Ireland should “talk leaving the European Union”.

McGregor made several posts on social media alluding to the rule changes that the Irish government pursued which consists of nightclubs being shut down and restrictions on indoor hospitality being imposed starting on December 7. The restrictions will be lifted on January 9.

McGregor is back in Ireland recovering from an injury – a broken leg –  that he suffered during his fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.