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What Happened When Conor McGregor Sparred With 'The Mountain' From Game Of Thrones

What Happened When Conor McGregor Sparred With 'The Mountain' From Game Of Thrones

Remember when Conor McGregor sparred with Game Of Thrones' 'The Mountain'?

Hafthor Bjornsson, who broke the world record for the heaviest deadlift in history, towered over the UFC star at a staggering 6ft 9in but the Irishman stood his ground and tried his best to move the beast.

How did 'The Notorious' find his sparring session, though?

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"That's a big man! Six-foot-9, 400 pounds, and I still folded him up. I was hitting him with some shots - I had to hit him with some shots. He was hitting me, trying to hit me as well," he told MMA Junkie.

"People say 'Oh, he was taking it easy.' He tried to grab me and tried to pull my head off and I defended - freed the head. I was like, 'this motherf*cker is so big, I have to start smacking him a few to the body."

McGregor said: "It was a lot of fun. That's a big man - 6-foot-9, 400 pounds. And I still folded him up."

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Well, it turns out that huge Icelandic bodybuilders also have quite a long memory and an easily bruised pride.

He didn't like the idea that McGregor was saying that he beat him in what he presumably thought was a joke fight. McGregor barely comes up to his chest, for Christ's sake.

Bjornsson, perhaps understandably, thinks that there wouldn't be that much of a fight between him and McGregor.

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Bjornsson spoke about a potential bout with the Irishman and well, he thinks it would over in 10 seconds.

"Bring me shorts and put us in a cage, and I'll fight him again," he told YouTube channel Off the Ball. "If I get a grab on him, it'll be over in 10 seconds."

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, UFC News, Fight News, UFC, The Mountain, MMA, Hafthor Bjornsson

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.