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Midnight Mania! Irish Prime Minister says Conor McGregor could run for office - ‘Stranger things have happened’

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He might have been on a high after meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger for the first time, but Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar told TMZ today that Conor McGregor could very well run for political office someday. In his words:

Ah, you never know, stranger things have happened. Just met Arnold Schwarzenegger, so... yeah, he was a muscleman actor, career in politics after, and was a good governor! So, anything’s possible.

This is something “Notorious” has expressed interest in, hinting at it on Instagram in February. Fellow Irish MMA fighter Joe Duffy, who submitted McGregor back on the regional scene, isn’t a big fan of the idea, saying McGregor’s brash personality would be at odds with the humble Irish working class.

Apparently the Irish prime minister had a second opinion. He has broken the mold in politics himself, having been both the youngest prime minister in Irish history and the first to be not only an ethnic minority, but openly gay.


Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold have been feuding on social media today. Luke Rockhold tweeted this picture ...

... But he should have known the response Bisping would have. Probably a dozen fans had posted this GIF at him before Bisping got around to it.

Mighty Mouse is inspiring young fighters ... but not all can do what he did.

UFC lightweight prospect and dedicated fisherman Gregor Gillespie practicing his shots. Who did it better — him or the kid?

Ngannou is back ... but who should he fight next?

So true. Yoel Romero can try that with this particular dog, though. I’m gonna just stay away.

Idea credit: @dylandiggle

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This meme is perfect for MMA!

Exactly how they drew it up

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Movie level choreography — why doesn’t Sage Northcutt use this one?

Good point!

Rory Macdonald wants to fight the winner of Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Carvalho for the Bellator middleweight belt.

Brian Kelleher vs. John Lineker is a great fight booking.

Really, really old wrestling clip.

Nate Diaz is really milking that moment in the sun.


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Slips, Rips, KO Clips

This fight is crazy!

This is a great move:

She got hit and was like, nah, screw this.

This one is a little more brutal:

Alright that’s a gorgeous armbar.

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Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, his family confirmed. One of the most extraordinary and revered scientists of our time, he was given two years to live in 1963 ... I would say he far surpassed the doctor’s expectations.

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