Irish professional mixed martial artist Conor McGregor is a force to be reckoned with. But on Wednesday it was not the former UFC champion who stole the show. It was his year old son Conor McGregor Jr who gatecrashed McGregor Senior’s interview by stepping into the ring. The toddler climbed on to the stage to join his dad who was talking about the UFC 229 fight on Saturday. Fans and followers were pleasantly surprised to see the tot make an entry.
McGregor Sr typically struts around the ring doing the octagon walk before the game, which has become one of his signature moves. When the 18-month-old toddled around the stage in a style reminiscent of his dads own, the crowd went crazy! Many were soon to comment that little McGregor is a chip off the old block for sure and may one day follow in his father’s footsteps. Others said that the toddler stole his dad’s thunder who has returned to the ring after a gap of more than two years.
Watch McGregor Jr Do The Octagon Walk:
Conor McGregor Jr. is just a year old, but already has his dad's swagger. pic.twitter.com/GlESE3Oc2V
— ESPN (@espn) October 4, 2018
Let’s Compare it to Dad’s:
He already doing the milli dollar walk pic.twitter.com/cF7vrtDOLv
— Logan Dixon (@Noodle504) October 4, 2018
For McGregor Sr, this is his first time in the ring after his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr in August 2016. The former UFC champion was stripped of all his titles after he attacked a bus full of UFC fighters in New York. He was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. McGregor was also criticised for insulting the sport that helped him make millions and endangering the lives of his mates. This time, the featherweight and lightweight champion will be up against Russian mixed martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov.
He was heard speaking about his opponent to media people, saying, “On Saturday night you’re in for a show, trust me on that. I am going to take his head off.”