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Sunday 19 August 2018

McGregor says he's the answer for 'bored' wives

UlTIMATE fighter Conor McGregor thinks that he is the solution for "bored housewives" in Ireland.

The mixed martial arts star - who dubs himself 'TheNotoriousMMA' online - is set for a return to the small screen in January in a new RTE documentary.

"Bored housewives everywhere are now just housewives," he posted across his social media accounts.

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He is as famous for his big talk as he is for his prowess in the ring and now it seems that he thinks he is a cure for that pesky "boredom".

The six-part documentary will mark the second time that the state broadcaster has followed the sportsman as he makes waves in the MMA world.

The Tallaght fighter has had a production crew on his tail as he trains for the extreme sport.

Footage already captured includes the moment he inked a book deal to tell his life-story for an undisclosed sum.

He promised to fill his book with his philosophical wisdom so viewers, including housewives, can expect similar from his TV offering.

The film crew are currently in Las Vegas where the cameras will be rolling as the 26-year-old faces his next challenge. The Irishman will step into the ring against Dustin Poirier in the coming weeks.

It will be the first time that McGregor has appeared on a fight-card since his at home victory over Diego Brando.

Described by Arnold Schwarzenegger (inset) as "The McGregor-nator", the Dubliner's star has been rapidly rising of late.

The fighter will pick up an executive producer credit for the show, entitled The Notorious: The Series, which is slated for a prime-time slot.

"The crew have been with me since May in the build-up to UFC Dublin and are with me now in Las Vegas also. The show will air in January. Monday, primetime, on RTÉ 2," he wrote.

Viewers will be treated to a chance to "spend six months with Conor McGregor, Ireland's most talked about sports person, as he continues his quest for MMA and world domination" according to the Donnybrook broadcaster.

McGregor proved the main attraction of the UFC Dublin event during the summer, where the competing Irish fighters enjoyed a clean sweep of victories.

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