The rumors were true. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news about the Irish bad boy Conor McGregor getting some action in Game of Thrones season 7.
Conor McGregor is an Irish mixed martial artist currently holding the UFC featherweight and lightweight champion belts, and one of the most popular MMA fighters today.
Apparentlly Daviv Benioff and Dan Weiss, Game of Thrones showrunners are huge UFC fans, so they succeeded in taking one of the most famous UFC names and putting him in the upcoming season 7.
One more interesting fact that brings Conor closer to Game of Thrones is that supposedly he trains in the same gym as Liam Cunningham, the actor who plays Ser Davos Seeworth in the show.
Also McGregor is a good friend to Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the actor who plays Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane. This video appeared last year where we can see them in a friendly sparring session.
Let’s hope that we will see them fight in season 7. Who knows?
Conor McGregor has got a small part, playing as one of Euron Grayjoy’s pirates on the ship “Silence”. For those of you that are worried about Conor’s acting skills just remember that Euron has cut the tongues out of everyone on the ship (hence the name of the ship is “Silence”).
So Conor should not have any text. Although he is known as a loudmouth, will Conor McGregor cope with playing a character without any text?