A sad day for fans of Game of Thrones and the UFC. Contradicting a story that circulated the web late last year, Conor McGregor will not in fact be appearing in one of the remaining two Game of Thrones seasons.
Apparently, the closest McGregor ever got to appearing in the popular HBO show was after a fight in the first half of 2016, when representatives from HBO tried to get some face time with the fighter after his match. McGregor was having none of that according to an interview on the Good Times Network variety channel.
“I’m banged up, my shin’s in a heap, Ive been kicking his knees straight for 25 minutes, my leg’s in bits, and he’s trying to offer me a Game of Thrones role,” recalled McGregor. “I’m saying, ‘Listen, come at me with shit I want to hear, I’m not trying to b in show business, I’m trying to be in the fight business. Come at me with a real number to fight again.”
After that, McGregor said it was the last he heard about Game of Thrones, at least until his name started appearing in headlines. Of course, the Irish fighter remained silent on the issue for over a month before finally clearing it up today. No doubt he was enjoying the free press – Dana White has taught him well.
Now he has time to focus on that Floyd Mayweather fight that probably will never happen.