‘Marlowe’ star Liam Neeson: Conor McGregor gives Ireland a bad name

Liam Neeson, 70, was born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland while Conor McGregor, 34, was born in Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland. The former is not a big fan of the latter.

Training at Straight Blast Gym Ireland in Dublin, McGregor is the first mixed martial artist to hold Ultimate Fighting Championship titles in two weight classes simultaneously. The Irish MMA fighter has yet to compete again since losing twice to Dustin Poirier, 34, of Coconut Creek, Florida, United States in 2021.


UFC, Conor McGregor

“That little leprechaun Conor McGregor, he gives Ireland a bad name,” Neeson said in a recent interview with Men’s Health. “I know he’s fit and I admire him for that but I can’t take it.”

Apparently, Neeson is not a fan of the UFC or MMA in general. He told the publication, “UFC, I can’t stand.”

“That to me is like a bar fight,” Neeson continued. “I know the practitioners are like, ‘No, you’re wrong. The months of training we do…'”

“Why don’t you just grab a beer bottle and hit the other guy over the head?” the actor added. “That’s the next stage of the UFC. I hate it.”


Marlowe“, “Road House

Neeson plays the title character in “Marlowe“, a neo-noir crime thriller directed by Neil Jordan. William Monahan wrote the screenplay based on John Banville‘s 2014 novel “The Black-Eyed Blonde“.

Set to be released on February 15, 2023, “Marlowe” is Neeson’s 100th film. The story revolves around his character, a private detective hired to find the ex-lover of an heiress in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1939.

Meanwhile, McGregor is in the cast of the upcoming action film “Road House“. It is a remake of the 1989 film of the same name.

Among McGregor’s co-stars in the remake are Jake Gyllenhaal, Billy Magnussen, Lukas Gage, Travis Van Winkle, Daniela Melchior and Gbemisola Ikumelo. Amazon Studios will release the film, which is written by Anthony Bagarozzi, Chuck Mondry and Sheldon Turner and directd by Doug Liman.

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