‘That little leprechaun, McGregor’ – Hollywood star slams Conor McGregor for giving Ireland ‘a bad name’

Liam Neeson is an award-winning actor who has starred in numerous Hollywood blockbusters, including Schindler's List.

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Conor McGregor (Source - Twitter)

Conor McGregor (Source - Twitter)

Hollywood actor Liam Neeson has hit out at UFC fighter Conor McGregor in an unexpected rant as he thinks the UFC star gives Ireland "a bad name". The famous Irishman even went so far as to compare the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) to bar fights.


Neeson is an award-winning actor who has starred in numerous Hollywood blockbusters, including Schindler's List, Les Miserables, and The Gray. In a recent Don't Read The Comments episode, Neeson answered some questions from his fans. In response to one of the queries asking if he watched the UFC, the actor retorted:

"UFC, I can't stand. That, to me, is like a bar fight. And I know all the practitioners say, 'No, you're wrong. The months of training we do.' Why don't you just grab a beer bottle and hit the other guy over there? That's the next stage from UFC. I hate it."

"That little leprechaun, Conor McGregor. Oh, please, he gives Ireland a bad name. I know he's fit and I admire him for that, but I can't take it."


McGregor might return to the Octagon this year

McGregor is one of the most famous sportsmen to emerge from Ireland in the 21st century, with the former two-weight UFC champion earning over 70 million followers on social media platforms. 'Notorious' has been caught up in several controversies over the years and many fans feel he often crosses a line with his pre-fight trash talk.

Conor McGregor has been away from the UFC octagon for over a year, but the Irishman has not been idle. McGregor wants to taste some silver-screen stardom as he makes his first foray into Hollywood with a role in a remake of the Patrick Swayze-starring 1989 classic, Road House.

Popularly known as 'The Notorious', McGregor didn't fight since suffering a leg fracture in July 2021 during his fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. However, McGregor is active outside the octagon and has been heavily involved in the film's production process. Meanwhile, McGregor is looking to return to the octagon this year and has tweeted his intentions numerous times. Michael Chandler is seemingly the frontrunner for his first opponent back.

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