Conor McGregor is said to be making an appearance in one of the upcoming seasons of "Game of Thrones." The “Notorious” one has reportedly been offered a role to star in the hugely successful series, but no specific details have been given as to what his role will be. McGregor has risen to fame over the past number of years since joining the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) back in 2013.
According to various reports, series executives from "GOT" headhunted McGregor specifically for a cameo role. A source told Belfast newspaper Sunday Life, "It's been agreed that McGregor will appear in one of the remaining two seasons of 'Game of Thrones.'
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."
McGregor has been pictured sparring with Hafpor Julius Bjornsson, who plays “The Mountain” on the show, at his Straight Blast Gym in Dublin in the past.
UFC's Conor McGregor Fights Game of Throne's Gregor "the Mountain" Clegane: Strongman Hafthor Julius Bjornsson... https://t.co/j9gFts8lqZ— shelbylaneMD (@shelbylaneMD) November 2, 2015
McGregor is easily the UFC’s biggest star at the moment breaking all sorts of records in the process. He was last seen beating Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden to become the first athlete to win multiple UFC belts in two different divisions in the organization's history.
McGregor was also recently granted a boxing license by the State of California, adding fuel to the fire of a rumor that he will fight Floyd Mayweather in a massive boxing showdown. At the moment McGregor will be taking some time off from the fight game to focus on his family, which may give him the time to brush up on his acting skills.