Wednesday 13 December 2017

Dana White confirms Conor McGregor will appear in Game of Thrones

Tyrion Lannister of Game of Thrones (left) and Conor McGregor (right)
Tyrion Lannister of Game of Thrones (left) and Conor McGregor (right) Newsdesk Newsdesk

UFC chief Dana White has confirmed Conor McGregor will make an appearance in hit fantasy TV show Game of Thrones.

Belfast newspaper Sunday Life recently reported that HBO, the network that produces the drama, 'headhunted' the Dubliner on the recommendation of one of the Game of Thrones directors, who is a huge UFC fan.

It is not known what role McGregor would have in the show, or when he would appear, although the paper is reporting that he will 'appear in one of the remaining two seasons'.

Game of Thrones has been a monster hit since debuting in 2011. It is based on the 'A Song of Fire and Ice' book series written by author George RR Martin.

“I knew that a few months ago they were interested in putting him in the show and I’m glad he did it,” White told Fox Sports Live.

“It’ll be great. The shows huge, it’s awesome and I’m excited for him.”

McGregor is set to take some time out of MMA after winning the UFC lightweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York last month. The fighter announced after the bout that he is expecting his first child with partner Dee Devlin.

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