Conor McGregor confirmed for Game Of Thrones role by UFC chief

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UFC fighter Conor McGregor is reportedly confirmed as appearing in season seven of Game Of Thrones.

The lightweight champion will play a cameo role in the hit show's penultimate series, according to reliable fan site Watchers On The Wall.

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After rumours circulated that Conor was set to star in the show, UFC president Dana White seemed to confirm the role during an appearance on Fox Sports Live.

He said: "I knew that a few months ago that they were interested in putting him in the show," adding "And I'm glad he did it. It'll be great."

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A source told Watchers On The Wall that the UFC champion will play a pirate belonging to Euron Greyjoy's crew, on the ship Silence.

The announcement was met with a mixed reaction by fans.

But fans who are worried about his acting credentials, the part is expected to be limited to a cameo.