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UFC President confirms Conor McGregor IS set for Game of Thrones…

December 8th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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We reported a few days ago that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor was set for Game of Thrones but, in fairness, we only took it with a pitch of salt…

However, now it seems that he is indeed set for the show.

Huh?

Well, UFC president Dana White has seemingly confirmed that the fighter is set for Westeros: “I knew that a few months ago that they were interested in putting him in the show. And I’m glad he did it. It’ll be great.”

It’s well known that McGregor and Hafþór Björnsson, who played the Mountain since season 4, are good friends and we all know that much of Thrones is filmed here in Ireland where McGregor is from.

According to Watchers on the Wall, McGregor “will be playing a pirate belonging to Euron Greyjoy’s crew, on the ship Silence.”

They also confirm that it will be a cameo and not a big role and he will not have a speaking part as Greyjoy rips out the tongues of his sailors, isn’t that surprising.

So what say you all? Are you looking forward to seeing McGregor in the show? Sound off in all the usual ways, gang…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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