Following his stunning Ireland’s Last Man Standing win last night, Roy Sheahan [4(1)-0] called out the UFC superstar.
It was a move fitting of his ‘Joker’ ring nickname, with Sheahan saying that “if Conor McGregor wants a go, no problem!”
— gerry Malone (@_GM2015) March 3, 2018
All fun and games from the man who pocketed a cool €26,000 last night and McGregor [0-1(1)] himself got in on the act.
The Crumlin fighter was at home watching the TG4 broadcast and ‘accepted’ Sheahan’s challenge.
The two-weight UFC champ laughingly said “I accept Roy!”
“No problem, mate. No fucking problem.”
The Dubliner though did insert a caveat, suggesting that it would need to be “a proper fight,” which is assumed to refer to the sport of mixed martial arts – rather than a no-holds barred street fight or the like.
Like everyone, McGregor thoroughly enjoyed the night and gave his support to Irish boxing and Jay Byrne – whom he sparred with ahead of his mega-money bout with Floyd Mayweather last Summer.
Byrne lost out in an entertaining Irish light middleweight title fight to Craig O’Brien which rounded off a brilliant night of boxing.
Watch Conor McGregor’s response to Roy Sheahan and his backing of Jay Byrne below:
Photo Credit: Conor McGregor’s Instagram and Ricardo Guglielminotti (@ThefIrish)