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Friday 24 February 2017

Kimmel tips Conor for the White House

McGregor at press conference
McGregor at press conference

If you think the current race to the White House is bizarre, try to imagine Conor McGregor in the mix.

Funny-man Jimmy Kimmel has backed McGregor as a potential presidential candidate after the Crumlin man's performance at a press conference in New York this week.

The UFC champ had the room in fits of laughter with a witty remark about fighter Jeremy Stephens.

It certainly caught Kimmel's attention.

On his ABC show Jimmy Kimmell Live! the host joked that the Presidential race could soon see a UFC contender.

"The way things are going, I feel like we're probably only one or two elections away from having our next president come from the UFC," he said.

Freewheeling

The pre-match trash talk between the fighters was, at least, "more freewheeling than the presidential debate" he told the audience.

He also noted that the high-octane build up was "part of the reason why the UFC is a lot more popular than boxing".

McGregor is in New York preparing for UFC 205 which is slated to be one of the biggest matches ever in the history of the Mixed Martial Arts outfit.

He is set to take on Eddie Alvarez, who is the current lightweight champ.

If McGregor wins, he will be the first fighter to hold titles in two categories after picking up the featherweight title earlier this year.

In his typical showman style however the 'Notorious' has predicted a first-round knockout against the fighter when they square up in November.

The Dubliner also seems to be taking advantage of his time in the Big Apple to promote the show and posted a picture of himself shopping in a plush Fifth Avenue store.

The famous avenue is where the wealthy splash their cash - something McGregor has shown he is not shy about doing.

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