One of Ireland’s most well-known actors has insulted one of the country’s most well-known athletes. Liam Neeson said that he did not like the former UFC champion Connor McGregor.
He even compared him to a “little leprechaun.”
McGregor is one of the highest-paid sportsmen in the world and is the first UFC athlete to simultaneously hold titles in two different weight divisions.
Neeson elaborated an interview with Men’s Health,
“UFC I can’t stand. That to me is like a bar fight. I know the practitioners are like, ‘no, you’re wrong — the months of training we do …’ Why don’t you just grab a beer bottle and hit the other guy over the head? That’s the next stage of the UFC. I hate it.”
The actor said, “That little leprechaun Conor McGregor, he gives Ireland a bad name. I know he’s fit, and I admire him for that. But I can’t take it.”
With a part alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in Amazon Prime Video’s remake of the legendary 1980s action film “Road House,” McGregor is getting ready to transition from UFC athlete to Hollywood action star. The movie was directed by Doug Liman, who is known for “The Bourne Identity” and “Edge of Tomorrow.”
Gyllenhaal is starring in the “Road House” revival as a former UFC guy who accepts a position as a bouncer at a roadhouse in the Florida Keys. He learns that not everything is not ideal at the place. According to reports, McGregor is not portraying a fictionalized version of himself but an entirely new character.
Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Lukas Gage, and Hannah Love Lanier are among the supporting actors. The movie was filmed last year.
Neeson is now investigating the Paramount remake of “The Naked Gun.” His upcoming works also include “Retribution” and “In the Land of Saints and Sinners.”
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