Sunday 17 November 2019

US network buys Conor McGregor's 'Notorious' fight film

UFC star Conor McGregor
UFC star Conor McGregor

The Notorious, a documentary tracing the meteoric rise of MMA star Conor McGregor, is to be screened to US audiences.

Fox Sports have picked up the series and plan to screen it on six consecutive nights - a testament to the flamboyant Dubliner's growing popularity among mixed martial arts fans.

A film crew followed the star during the build up to his home victory over Diego Brando last year and his Las Vegas clash with Dustin Poirier.

It is expected The Notorious: The Series will screen in the US later this month.

The Dubliner is gearing up for the featherweight title bout in the octagon with Jose Aldo at UFC 189 in July.

Both fighters have been touring recently to promote the hotly-anticipated clash, with McGregor described as a 'leprechaun with a pot of money' over the weekend by Aldo's head coach.

Andre Pederneiras said Dubliner McGregor's tough talking is bringing plenty of attention to the division.

He also said that the Aldo camp are expecting a 'big challenge' from McGregor at the UFC 189 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this July.

“I joked about it, but it is happening: Conor is a leprechaun bringing a pot of money to the division," Pederneiras told Combate,

“I wish there were more athletes like him to get some attention. Unlike many that talk a lot, Conor proved what he says.

"We’re treating this fight like a big challenge for Aldo.

“Maybe [McGregor] hasn’t fought the guys I think he could have fought to get there. But if you look at who Aldo fought, he fought everybody he could have fought, except for McGregor. I think it’s his turn now, and it’s going to be a great fight. After this fight, numbers will grow, especially because of Conor coming to the division.”


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