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Irish Mirror
Harry Davies & Justin Kelly

Liam Neeson labels Conor McGregor a 'little leprechaun' and says he 'gives Ireland a bad name'

Irish acting icon Liam Neeson has labelled Conor McGregor a "little leprechaun" and saud that he "gives Ireland a bad name" in a shocking rant on the UFC star.

The Taken star is certainly not a fan of the former UFC champion and told Men's Health magazine that he's not Ireland's finest ambassador.

Neeson said: "I know he’s fit, and I admire him for that, but I can’t take it. UFC, I can’t stand [it]. 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?"

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It's unclear if McGregor and Neeson have any form of relationship, but the UFC star once warned people not to f*** with Neeson in a 2015 interview before he fought Jose Aldo. "Don't ever f*** with Liam Neeson. Motherf***er will come get you and your whole family, f*** you all up," McGregor told TMZ in reference to Neeson's appearances in the film series Taken.

Neeson will seemingly not be interested in McGregor's UFC comeback story, as he is set to make his return later this year after breaking his leg in a July 2021 defeat by Dustin Poirier.

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'Notorious' was also recently offered a role on the UFC's reality TV show The Ultimate Fighter, which he appeared on as a coach in 2015.

McGregor revealed the news on Instagram when he shared a picture of himself on the show just weeks after his win against Chad Mendes, writing: "This is a snap from the original ultimate fighter house. Where I coached vs Urijah Faber. This photo was just before the show though.

"It was right before I won my first world title beating Urijah's teammate Chad Mendes around. I then went on to coach the famous fight show straight after the fight. I have just been offered to coach this role again. I like it. It is full immersion which is needed. I see fighters lining up. I know what is ahead I been ready motherf******s."


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