Conor McGregor For Taoiseach?

Conor McGregor For Taoiseach?

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The Irish General Election a little while ago made us feel like we had no one to vote for… voters continually expressed their dismay at their constituency candidates. But there may be a new and rather more exciting candidate soon: Conor McGregor.

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“The Notorious” had the whole country behind him ahead of his fight with Nate Diaz last year. Conor impressed within the octagon, fighting like a man possessed. But he has also instilled a fiery passion within every Irish person as he displays his zealous patriotism for Ireland in everything he does. An image has been circulating on social media of a spoiled voting ballot where a keen McGregor fan included the Notorious fighter’s name as a candidate. Of course, he was marked the number one choice.

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Getting down to it, the candidates last year were far from inspiring. We are yearning for brighter lights in politics. So much so that more than just a few of us are hoping that McGregor will utter a few sound bites alluding to the fact that he might run for political office. He is a worthy candidate, with his ability to inspire Irish people to be proud of their country. He has gained legions of fans not only across Ireland but worldwide. There is obviously a spot in the Dáil in the future for him, if he wants it. So far, calls for him to run for a seat in the Dáil have not yet elicited a response from McGregor. But should McGregor answer those calls, we would have a new day in Irish politics.

Politics aside, Nate Diaz faced Conor McGregor in a welterweight bout on March 5, 2016 at UFC 196. Diaz replaced Rafael dos Anjos after he pulled out of the bout following a foot injury.

800px-Nate_Diaz_2009Who is Nate Diaz?

Nathan Donald “Nate” Diaz is an American mixed martial artist currently competing for the UFC in the lightweight division. As of February 23rd, 2016, Diaz is #5 in official UFC lightweight rankings. He is the younger brother of former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and WEC Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz.

Diaz was born and raised in Stockton, California. Like his brother Nick, he went to Tokay High School, and at the age of 14, they began training together. They run a Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in Lodi, California.

He’s had a patchy relationship with the UFC. In 2013, Diaz was suspended for violating the UFC’s code of conduct by using a homophobic slur on his Twitter page. The UFC expressed their disappointment and suspended him for 90 days and fined him $20,000.

After over a year away from the sport, Diaz returned from his self-imposed hiatus and faced Rafael Dos Anjos in 2014. Diaz missed weight, coming in at 160.6 pounds. He was given additional time to make the lightweight limit, but didn’t attempt to cut further. Instead, he was fined 20 percent of his purse, which went to Rafael dos Anjos. Diaz lost the one-sided fight via unanimous decision.

As it turned out, Conor McGregor defeated Nate Diaz via majority decision (48-47, 47-47, 48-47).

Fancy a Flutter? Here’s what Boylesports want you to know. You can bet on whether McGregor will run.

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Conor McGregor to be elected as a TD by 2025        22/1

And maybe one day, we will see Conor McGregor take his place in the Dáil Éireann.

 

 

 

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