So Rio Ferdinand is a huge Conor McGregor fan 8 years ago

So Rio Ferdinand is a huge Conor McGregor fan

Conor McGregor has deservedly received plenty of plaudits from within his own field in his brief UFC career to date and his impact hasn’t been lost on one of English football’s biggest names either.

Despite being hit with a serious knee injury that is set to sideline him for the next nine months or so, McGregor has remained overwhelmingly positive in all of his correspondence since and he looked in great form when meeting UFC legend Georges St. Pierre for a spot of lunch yesterday.

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McGregor has earned a helluva lot of fans thanks to his instant impact in the UFC since an explosive knockout of Marcus Brimage in Sweden earlier this year and he can add Rio Ferdinand to his list of admirers after the Manchester United defender responded to McGregor’s tweet with the following post this morning.

 

 

We’re not sure if Rio was aware of McGregor’s current circumstances but Conor soon filled him in and he might end bumping into his new biggest fan at the UFC event in Manchester at the end of next month, an event McGregor had planned to participate in before his injury.

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Unfortunately, Rio and all McGregor fans will have to wait a little bit longer before he's back in the Octagon but if his recent comments and attitude are anything to go by he'll be back and better than ever next year.

Hat-tip to Stephen Lynott for giving us the heads up on this one