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Conor McGregor squashes ‘Game of Thrones’ rumors – ‘I’m in the fight business, not show business’

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Another one bites the dust.

It was briefly rumored that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion Conor McGregor would be making a cameo in the upcoming season of the hit television series “Game of Thrones.” That’s not the case, according to “Notorious,” who put an end to the the talk during his recent Q & A pay-per-view (PPV) event (via Entertainment Weekly):

“That was everywhere and I’ve never even heard about it! I heard about it once after [a fight] … backstage in the dressing room. [UFC brass, including Dana White, were] in front of me and they were saying ‘these [visitors] want you to be in Game of Thrones.’ I’m banged up, my shin’s in a heap, I’ve been kicking his knee’s straight for 25 minutes, my leg’s in bits, and he’s trying to offer me a Game of Thrones role. And I’m saying, ‘Listen, come at me with s–t I want to hear, 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.’ So that was the only time I ever heard the [words] Games of Thrones. And it went everywhere like months later! So I don’t know where that came from. But, I’ve never been in contact with nobody from Game of Thrones and now I’m starring in Game of f–king Thrones!”

McGregor bailed on his role on “XXX: The Return of Xander Cage” and was ultimately replaced by current Middleweight kingpin, Michael Bisping. But, it seems UFC’s Lightweight champion is in no mood to entertain Hollywood at the moment, as he has his eyes set on a mega fight against Floyd Mayweather, though it seems that likely won’t happen anytime soon, either.

Sorry, “Mountain.”

Source:: mma mania