Max Holloway Provides Hopeful Message Regarding The Coronavirus

The world is in rough shape following the spread of the coronavirus. Businesses have had to close while countries have had to shut down altogether. To keep themselves sane, those at home under quarantine have been watching TV, movies or old sporting events. The latter, sports, has often provided an escape from reality. What happens when all of the major sports shut down, however?

Enter celebrities and athletes.

Several stars have offered their support to the world and have attempted to find ways for people to utilize social distancing. Some listen, while others have not. One person who’s message reaches beyond a simple favor is Max Holloway. The former UFC Featherweight Champion went to Instagram to share a story that included his son. At first talking about his status as a fighter, Holloway talked about the serious situation going on.

“I don’t think there’s a doc out there who would say COVID-19 is more dangerous than fighting for a living,” Holloway posted to Instagram. “I’m not afraid of it to be honest. It’s like the flu but 10x more deadly. So what? I put myself in more danger every day. So for anybody else who feels that way I agree.⁣

“But I also learned it’s not about me. I can carry it. I can have no symptoms like Donovan Mitchell. Then I can give it to my grandma and maybe she doesn’t beat it. Then what? All my UFC title belts ain’t gonna make me tough enough to deal with that responsibility.⁣”

Holloway (21-5) made it a point to discuss the healthcare system in Hawaii, and how it could be overwhelmed by those who aren’t mindful and care well enough of the future. He looks at those people to care about their loved ones, young and old, men and women.

The 28-year-old also understands just how difficult it is for people to avoid doing what they love, as he has pointed out by the idea of fighting. Dana White and the UFC have attempted to keep events going, even having cards with no fans inside the arenas. What Holloway did say, however, was to put in the work and the end results can go a long way.

“This isn’t about most of us who could get it and beat it,” Holloway continued. “It’s about the people who won’t beat it so we gotta make sure we do our part to protect them. Take the social distancing seriously. Pretend you already have it. Distance yourself to protect others AND yourself.⁣

“This isn’t practice. This is a fight. You guys know me. I love to take fights into deep waters. This isn’t one we want to take into deep waters. The quicker we can slow the spread the quicker we get back to normal.”

“Blessed” is a voice of reason the world needs right now. Here is hoping everyone can listen and follow through with his statement. That is especially true for those buying items in bulk while have not been able to get what they need.

“I know when the govt says “prepare but don’t panic” that basically screams panic. I get it,” Holloway went on to say. “But none of us need 48 rolls of toilet paper… So if you know someone who may need supplies, we need to help them and share. But also remember we could already have it and not know, so be VERY careful?⁣”

You can read the full statement below: 

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I don't think there's a doc out there who would say COVID-19 is more dangerous than fighting for a living. I'm not afraid of it to be honest. It's like the flu but 10x more deadly. So what? I put myself in more danger every day. So for anybody else who feels that way I agree.⁣ ⁣ But I also learned it's not about me. I can carry it. I can have no symptoms like Donovan Mitchell. Then I can give it to my grandma and maybe she doesn't beat it. Then what? All my UFC title belts ain't gonna make me tough enough to deal with that responsibility.⁣ ⁣ Hawaii doesn't have that many hospital beds… If just a few hundred elderly need to be in ICU for treatment then what? What happens then when Sista Moki gets in a car accident and the ICU is already full? I don't know. Nobody does and we don't want to find out.⁣ ⁣ This isn't about most of us who could get it and beat it. It's about the people who won't beat it so we gotta make sure we do our part to protect them. Take the social distancing seriously. Pretend you already have it. Distance yourself to protect others AND yourself.⁣ ⁣ I know when the govt says "prepare but don't panic" that basically screams panic. I get it. But none of us need 48 rolls of toilet paper… So if you know someone who may need supplies, we need to help them and share. But also remember we could already have it and not know, so be VERY careful?⁣ ⁣ And if you see me in the store, smile, point to the ground if you one banga, but we don't need to take photos. Most people who go to the store in normal times probably only interact with one or two strangers. When I go anywhere I have hundreds of interactions, a lot of people come up to me. I'm a magnet for viruses. It's not good for your loved ones health for you to interact with me now. ⁣ ⁣ I promise when this is all over my team will do meet and greets so everyone who wants a photo or autograph can get one, so don't worry you will not be missing your chance. ⁣ ⁣ This isn't practice. This is a fight. You guys know me. I love to take fights into deep waters. This isn't one we want to take into deep waters. The quicker we can slow the spread the quicker we get back to normal 🤙🏻

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