Sunday 18 March 2018

US comedian in Conor McGregor 'potato' slur

MMA podcast fires "potato" jibe at Irishman

Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor
Ger Keville

Ger Keville

An MMA podcast in America is at the centre of a storm after claiming that Conor McGregor would only turn up to awards ceremonies if the prize was “made from potatoes”.

Irishman McGregor was voted International Fighter of the Year last week but he did not turn up to collect the gong.

Greg Wilson, who is apparently a stand-up comedian, claimed on the ‘MMA Roasted’ podcast that McGregor demanded a fee for his appearance at the event. Wilson then went on to impersonate the Irishman with a fake Irish accent saying: “I am not showing up to win your award if you don’t serve me some lucky charms.”

When the presenters discussed the figures they claim McGregor demanded, Wilson added: “I heard it was somewhere in the region of several thousand crowns.”

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He then changed his tone back to the pathetic fake Irish accent, saying: “It’s a pot of gold is what I want. If I can’t have a pot of gold I am not showing up to your little award show.

“I am not putting on my tiny green vest and my little green shoes for less than 12,000 crowns.”

As the rest of the panel giggled at proceedings, Wilson weighed in with more.

“Was he aware that the award was made from potatos? I am not showing up unless my award is made from potato.”

The full podcast is available here

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