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A-List Hollywood Actor Trashes UFC & ‘Little Leprechaun’ Conor McGregor


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A-list Hollywood actor Liam Neeson doesn’t have a great opinion of the UFC or its biggest superstar, Conor McGregor. In fact, Neeson said he “can’t stand” the world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion, and that “Notorious” was giving Ireland “a bad name.”

That’s what “The Grey” actor from Northern Ireland declared in a recent interview with Men’s Health.

“UFC I can’t stand,” Neeson said. “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. … 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.”

Neeson is a movie star known for portraying protagonists in several blockbuster films, including Qui-Gon Jinn in “Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Oskar Schindler in “Schindler’s List,” Hannibal in “The A-Team,” and Bryan Mills in the “Taken” franchise. Neeson was nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for his portrayal of Schindler.

McGregor is set to make his acting debut. Filming recently wrapped on the “Road House” remake, which Notorious stars in alongside another Oscar-nominated actor, Jake Gyllenhaal. McGregor hasn’t competed inside the UFC’s Octagon since July 2021 when he broke his leg fighting Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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