To say #ConorMcGregor is one of the biggest names in the sport of #MMA would be an understatement. Love him or hate him, you can't deny the massive waves he has made since his #UFC debut in 2013. The past year alone was huge for "The Notorious One" with his battles against #NateDiaz and becoming the UFC's first fighter to hold a belt in two divisions simultaneously. With talks of McGregor getting his #boxing license AND making an appearance in #WWE, you might be thinking, "What more could he possibly do?"
UFC President, #DanaWhite, confirmed the news as well. White stated
“I knew that a few months ago that they were interested in putting him in the show. I’m glad he did it. It’ll be great.”
As to the role McGregor will play, that is still up in the air. We all know the show's notorious history of killing of characters left and right so we could see him throughout the whole season or possibly for a scene.
However, I can see McGregor being incorporated into Westeros in a couple of ways...
Relative of Tormund Giantsbane
Tormund has become a prominent role and a crowd favorite in the past few seasons. With his ruthless fighting style, knack for speaking his mind and ignoring social manners and norms, I don't think it will be much of a stretch for McGregor to play a relative of Tormund.
Not only that, but it would seem fitting that McGregor would play a role that would have a decent connection to Kit Harrington's character, Jon Snow. The two already share an acting credit, both lending talents to the most recent #CallOfDuty game, #InfiniteWarfare. Wouldn't be a bad idea for them to team up again to fight off the white walkers.
McGregor VS Gregor 2
We've already seen these two square off in a friendly tag-sparring match, why not do it again in a much more gruesome setting?
Like McGregor in the ring, Gregor Clegane has a history of defeating his opponents in tremendous fashion. And while McGregor had the upper hand in their first match with his speed, we've seen The Mountain take down a rather agile opponent in The Viper, Prince Oberyn Martell.
Will we see McGregor taken down the zombified Mountain? Or will he be joining forces with Jon Snow and the Free Folk? Or maybe McGregor will be casted in a completely different role. I guess we just have to wait and find out.
Season 7 of Game of Thrones is slated to premiere summer of 2017. Winter may be coming, but it will definitely be one Notorious summer.