Conor McGregor’s Croke Park conjecture talk of Texas

The prospect of Conor McGregor fighting in Croke Park was the talk of the GAA-GPA Opel All-Stars hurling tour in Austin, Texas this weekend.
Conor McGregor’s Croke Park conjecture talk of Texas

However, there is no clear indication the GAA would accommodate a request to stage a UFC event at the stadium.

An event screening of McGregor’s victory over Jose Also on Saturday night was organised as part of the trip, which was attended by GAA and GPA officials and players.

Last year, the organisation’s president Aogan Ó Fearghail said the UFC were welcome to at least approach the GAA: “Our stadium is here and available. I haven’t seen an application but every application that comes is always welcome. He’s a young athlete who clearly has a world following. Certainly we need to discuss with Conor when he wants to fight and when he wants the venue.”

Although McGregor following his win mentioned the possibility of fighting in GAA HQ, stadium and commercial director Peter McKenna earlier this month said he had received “no approach from the UFC at all”.

McGregor said: “If they offer me Croke Park, or if they offer me the football (Aviva) stadium, you’re damn right I’m gonna take it.”

He added: “Maybe I can [demand it] these days. But I’m gonna sit back in the shadows for Christmas and plot. Then I’ll come back in the New Year with something for you all.”

Last month, White insisted a card including McGregor and Donegal’s Joe Duffy would make Croke Park a possibility.

“To do Croke Park we’re going to need Conor and Duffy to do that one. I think it’s incredible that these guys want to fight there. I think it’s incredible that the fans want it so bad and I want it as bad as they want it too.”

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