As it turns out, the multi-division UFC champion was never really going to be in HBO’s acclaimed Game of Thrones television series.
Rumors have been spreading that Conor McGregor would be appearing in the television series for some time, but it would appear that the champion has cleared the air once and for all.
Within his Manchester pay-per-view event, McGregor discussed the topic with Ariel Helwani.
“That thing was everywhere! I’ve never even heard about it. I’m going to be in Game of Thrones? I heard about it once. Straight after the Nate 2 fight, Ari and Patrick was standing there, the new owners of the UFC, backstage in the dressing room after I beat Nate. Dana was in front of them, saying ‘these guys want you to be in Game of Thrones.’”
“I’m sitting there banged up, my legs in bits, and he’s trying to offer me a Game of Thrones role. I’m looking at them, saying ‘I’m not trying to be in show-business, I’m trying to be in the fight business come at me with a real number to fight again!’ That was the only time I’ve ever heard of the word Game of Thrones, but it went everywhere, months later! I don’t know where that came from,” he said. “I have never been in contact with anyone from Game of Thrones, about starring in Game of f—king Thrones! Don’t believe everything you hear.”
Conor McGregor is currently attempting to set up a boxing bout with acclaimed champion Floyd Mayweather.