It just never stops being Conor McGregor’s year, does it?
Following rumours that the Dublin-based fighter might appear HBO’s Game of Thrones, UFC president Dana White has come forward and confirmed McGregor’s involvement on the show.
Appearing on Fox Sports Live, White confirmed the reports saying, “I knew that a few months ago that they were interested in putting him in the show.”
The UFC chief also seemed rather pleased about the casting, adding that he was glad McGregor took up the role.
Additionally, a fan site Watchers of the Wall reported that McGregor will be playing a pirate as part of Euron Greyjoy’s crew. The role seems to be pretty minimal, so it’ll be a good stepping stone into acting for the Irishman without him biting more off than he can chew.
Earlier this week, The Sunday Life revealed the news, with a source claiming that a deal was on the cards.
“It’s been agreed that McGregor will appear in one of the remaining two seasons of Game of Thrones,” said the source. “He was headhunted as it were by HBO, as one of the Game of Thrones directors is a huge UFC fan. They believed that he would be a perfect fit for the show.”
It’s not the first acting gig for the UFC champion, who also did the motion-capture for a character on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare alongside Game of Thrones star Kit Harington.