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UFC fighter Conor McGregor CONFIRMED to join Game of Thrones in epic new season

Mirror logo Mirror 9/12/2016 Cormac O'Shea

Conor McGregor © PA Conor McGregor He once sparred with The Mountain's Hafþór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson in the ring, but now they could be set to clash in Game of Thrones after Conor McGregor 's role has been confirmed. 

The UFC star was rumoured to be joining the cast for the highly-anticipated new season, and now UFC president Dana White has confirmed it.

Speaking on FOX Sports Live earlier this week the White was asked about the Notorious' role in the hit show.

White said: “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. Yeah, the show’s huge, it’s awesome and I’m excited for him."

Worth the wait? McGregor makes flamboyant entrance: Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez had already traded barbs ahead of fight week and the Irishman further infuriated his rival by showing up late to Thursday's news conference. When McGregor did finally show up, flamboyantly dressed in a white fur coat, he certainly made sure he was noticed. With Alvarez having departed the stage, a smiling McGregor initially performed a light-hearted dance routine before grabbing the lightweight belt from the American's seat. It's safe to say the move did not go down well with Alvarez. McGregor makes good on pre-fight bluster: UFC 205 in pictures With White seemingly confirming the news fans have been eager to know what kind of a part the Irish man will play.

According to a Game of Thrones community website, Watchers on the Wall , known for its show insights the lightweight champion will play a very minor role in the show.

They claim he will act as pirate belonging to Euron Greyjoy’s crew, on the ship Silence and won't even be required to speak.

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