The long talked about dream fight for Conor McGregor could become reality next year after his manager revealed the Notorious is in talks with the GAA about a Croke Park fight.
McGregor hasn’t fought in Dublin since July 2014 when he defeated Diego Brandão in a legendary night for the Irish in the 3Arena.
In the intervening three years McGregor has become the first ever UFC two-weight world champion and one of the biggest stars in world sports.
Multitudes of McGregor fans have led the call for a Dublin fight but so far Croke Park has been ruled out due to fears of noise pollution.
UFC pay-per-view main events normally take place at 5am Irish time, so many residents around Croker are likely to object to the fight happening.
Speaking at the world premier of the new film, “Conor McGregor: Notorious” in the Savoy Cinema on Wednesday night, McGregor’s manager Audie Attar said:
“There have been some preliminary discussions. I don’t know how deep those discussions went but I do know there were some discussions. I believe the noise pollution was the main concern.”
“It’s a business decision at the end of the day. He is adamant about trying to figure out a way to make it happen.
“I have Irish friends and clients and I know you guys don’t mind having a gargle at 5am when the main event comes on here in your home. I don’t think anyone will complain as long as it is during summer time. It’s a possibility.”