Wednesday 28 September 2016

'The Notorious' Conor McGregor joins the Independent.ie team

Published 13/05/2015 | 18:59

Conor McGregor is joining Independent.ie ahead of his title fight with Jose Aldo
Conor McGregor is joining Independent.ie ahead of his title fight with Jose Aldo

He is one of the biggest sporting personalities on the planet, on the cusp of his greatest ever challenge and has now become part of the Independent.ie family.

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Conor McGregor will write exclusively on Independent.ie in the run-up to his UFC featherweight title showdown with unbeaten Brazilian Jose Aldo at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on July 11.

Currently working out of a seven-bedroom mansion just off the Vegas strip, the hugely popular Dubliner will be giving our readers an insight into his preparations for the biggest bout of his career.

His charisma and brutal honesty has earned him fans in every corner of the world and his ability to psych out opponents is well known to fans of Mixed Martial Arts.

“Conor’s rise to become one of the greatest fighters in the world is truly phenomenal. As a sport, MMA is growing at a rapid pace and Conor is very much at the forefront of that,” said Independent.ie Sports Editor Ger Keville.

“The athleticism, ability and attitude he possesses make him one of Ireland’s great sports stars right now. This is an exciting time for him with the forthcoming world title fight against Jose Aldo and it is exciting times for Independent.ie too.

“Our new sports hub will be the leading provider of news and analysis in the country and we are delighted that the UFC’s biggest star is on board. He will offer readers a unique voice and insight into what makes him the great athlete he is. We are looking forward to working with him.”  

Read his first column on Independent.ie tomorrow.

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