Conor McGregor says he’ll fight the prime minister if he becomes Ireland’s next president

Conor McGregor says he’ll fight the prime minister if he becomes Ireland’s next president

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 12: Conor McGregor celebrates after a first-round knockout victory over Jose Aldo in their featherweight title fight during UFC 194 on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)
Conor McGregor has big plans for his anointing ceremony (Picture: Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor seems to believe he has a strong change of becoming Ireland’s next president.

And if his wishes come to pass, the UFC star has already pledged that he will physically fight the prime minister at their official anointing ceremony inside a new ‘purpose built President’s Octagon’.

McGregor, 35, explained the logic behind his plan, saying: ‘If you cannot spar a friendly spar with your President you should not lead the country.’

The father-of-four, who recently welcomed his third child, a son named Mack, with fiancee Dee Devlin, also detailed where the match would take place.

Writing on X, formerly Twitter, he announced: ‘If anointed, the appointing of An Taoiseach will begin with a friendly sparring match in my purpose built, Presidents Octagon, in the grass outside Áras an Uachtaráin.

‘Gumshield, 16oz gloves, shin pads, vale tudo for Caio.

‘If you cannot spar a friendly spar with your President you should not lead the country.’

The imaginary match will also be pay-per-view, with all funds ‘going towards the frontline’.

‘Nurses. Ambulance. Fire. Gardai,’ Mr McGregor confirmed.

It comes after the controversial mixed martial arts champion was investigated by police for ‘inciting hatred’ during the Dublin riots.

Violence erupted after three children aged between five and six, and a woman in her 30s, were hospitalised after a knife attack outside a school in Dublin city centre.

He said Ireland ‘was at war’ in response to Garda commissioner Drew Harris referring to the protesters as a ‘hooligan faction driven by far right ideology’.

McGregor said: ‘Innocent children ruthlessly stabbed by a mentally deranged non-national in Dublin, Ireland today.

‘Our chief of police had this to say on the riots in the aftermath. Drew, not good enough.

‘There is grave danger among us in Ireland that should never be here in the first place, and there has been zero action done to support the public in any way, shape or form with this frightening act.

‘Not good enough. Make change or make way. Ireland for the victory. God bless those attacked today, we pray.’

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