He may have a small fortune to his name, countless titles, and an army of adoring fans, but one accolade is still out of reach for UFC ultimate fighter Conor McGregor — a message of congratulations from Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
New location, same old Conor McGregor. The self-anointed king of combat sports hit New York City last night with all of the trademark ferocity and farce we have come to expect, turning the final pre-fight press conference for UFC 205 into an off-Broadway pantomime.
It’s hard silenced, New York. But, on the early morning commute to downtown Manhattan on Wednesday, you could mark that as another odds-scorching upset for the man who somehow, someway will become leader of this land in the much too near future.