Conor McGregor responds to Liam Neeson calling him a 'little Leprechaun'
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UFC superstar Conor McGregor has responded to Liam Neeson brutally calling him a 'little Leprechaun'.
The A-list actor from Northern Ireland, who's known for his big roles in Taken, Star Wars ad Batman Begins, launched a scathing attack on the 'Notorious' and the sport of MMA.
He branded the former UFC double champion a 'little Leprechaun' and slammed the sport he participates in, comparing it to a 'bar fight'.
The 70-year-old said: "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... 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."
Well, it appears McGregor has caught wind of Neeson's damning comments. While he didn't respond directly to the Hollywood star, he shared a cryptic message on social media.
"Irish proud - always," he tweeted, accompanied with an Irish flag emoji.
McGregor, who drapes himself in the Irish flag ahead of his fights, will make his eagerly-awaited Octagon comeback later this year.
The 34-year-old hasn't fought since July 2021 when he suffered a leg break in his defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
But he'll make his return against Michael Chandler, with the pair of fighters set to be opposing coaches on the upcoming series of The Ultimate Fighter 31.
McGregor vs. Chandler hasn't yet got a date, location or event - but it's claimed that the blockbuster showdown will take place at welterweight.
The Irishman is no stranger to 170lbs, having fought Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone at welterweight.
As for Chandler, all of his five UFC bouts have taken place at lightweight.
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