Conor McGregor reportedly set to star in new season of ‘Game of Thrones’

Conor McGregor

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Could he be a foil for the Mountain?

When he’s not fighting as the biggest current star in the UFC and when he’s not beating up dog-choking kangaroos, Conor McGregor apparently is interested in entering the fantasy world.

We know that because McGregor reportedly will star in seven 7 of the Game of Thrones, according to UFC President Dana White.

“I knew that a few months ago, that they were interested in putting him in the show, and I’m glad he did it,” White told Fox Sports. “It’ll be great. The show is huge. It’s awesome, and I’m excited for him.”

One interesting take, via Esquire, is that McGregor could be used to try foil the Mountain.

Luckily, there’s footage of them sparring together to give us a possible preview.

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.