“That little leprechaun gives Ireland a bad name” Liam Neeson ridicules Conor McGregor while criticizing UFC

Hollywood veteran Liam Neeson recently appeared in an interview with Men’s Health where he briefly discussed various things including dieting, food habits, Star Wars movies, etc.

In one segment of the interview, this Irish actor expressed his dislike for his fellow countryman, the former UFC dual weight champion Conor McGregor, as the 70-year-old considers that Mr. Notorious has given a bad name to his country.

“That little leprechaun Conor McGregor, he gives Ireland a bad name. I know he’s fit, and I admire him for that. But I can’t take it.”

Khabib vs Conor
Khabib fighting against Conor in UFC 229 (Credit: Getty)

The one-time Academy Award nominee has also taken a dig at the promotion where Mystic Mac is working by comparing the promotion’s bout to a bar fight.

“That to me is like a bar fight. I know the practitioners are like, ‘No, you’re wrong—the months of training we do…” Why don’t you just grab a beer bottle and hit the other guy over the head? That’s the next stage of the UFC. I hate it.”

Interestingly, in the same interview, Neeson also talked about his expertise in boiling several types of eggs.

“I tie very good fly-fishing knots. I can boil an egg… Boil the water first. Introduce the egg on a spoon into the bottom of the small saucepan. Start the timer. Three minutes. If it’s a duck egg: four minutes. If it’s an ostrich egg, eight to ten minutes.”  

Conor, on the other hand, did not directly respond to Neeson’s statement, instead tweeting, “Irish proud – always.” with an Ireland flag, indicating that he is offended by Neeson’s statement.

And for Conor, it is reported he and Michael Chandler will return to the octagon at the end of this May; they both will be seen playing coach roles at “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show and fighting each other at the end of the season.


Saifullah Nayem

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Business undergrad and has been a culer since childhood, currently working as a combat sportswriter at SportsZion. Aside from sports, he is passionate about marketing and business-related activities.


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