Liam Neeson: ‘I can’t stand the UFC and McGregor the Leprechaun’

Liam Neeson: 'I can't stand the UFC and McGregor the Leprechaun'

70-year-old British actor of Irish origin, Liam Neeson, who destroyed more than a dozen villains on the TV screen, including with his bare hands, spoke sharply against the strongest league in the world and the main superstar of mixed martial arts, Conor McGregor.

“I can’t stand the UFC,” Neeson told Men’s Health. “For me, it’s like a fight in a bar. I know now MMA practitioners will tell me, ‘Oh no, you’re wrong! Months of training we’ve had…’ Why don’t you grab a bottle and crack your opponent in the head? This is the next stage after the UFC. I hate this”

“And that little leprechaun, Conor McGregor… oh, please. Ireland only gets a bad name from him. Yes, he is in good shape, and it is admirable, but I can’t accept anything else. ”

According to Neeson himself, from the age of nine he was seriously engaged in boxing and “won several titles” before he quit sports at the age of 17 and devoted himself to the acting profession.

A few days earlier, UFC President Dana White officially announced that Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler will become the coaches of the next TUF season, which will end with a traditional coaching match. According to rumors, the fight will take place in September and will be held in the welterweight category.