Another bearded, well-muscled man has jumped into the ring in the battle for Westeros, but how will this particular strongman fare in #GameofThrones? UFC fighter Conor McGregor — who has smashed competition even in different weight classes — has been cast in the next two seasons of Game of Thrones, Belfast Live reports:
"It’s been agreed that McGregor will appear in one of the remaining two seasons of 'Game of Thrones.' He was headhunted as it were by HBO, as one of the 'GoT' directors is a huge UFC fan. They believed that he would be a perfect fit for the show."
The news was also relayed by Irish paper Sunday Life, who tweeted their front-page story on McGregor's role.
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Which role awaits deadly UFC hunk McGregor on Game of Thrones? Will the part be a full-on speaking role, a teensy cameo or a man-of-few-words major part like fellow strongman The Mountain?
McGregor looks like he could easily take the part of a wildling, a Northman, or maybe one of Euron's salty seamen in the Iron Fleet. Who will this tough guy unleash his Gogoplata on?
As it happens, there's footage of Conor McGregor facing off against Icelandic enormo-man Hafþór Julius Bjornsson in a friendly spar (well, it would hardly have been fair if Bjornsson was in his full FrankenMountain armor, would it?)
If you have any ideas for who Conor McGregor could be cast as in the upcoming seasons of Game of Thrones, please let us know in the comments below!
Conor McGregor's role in 'Game of Thrones' will be...
(Sourcse: Belfast Live)
Maybe Conor McGregor will show up in the battle to end all battles?
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