Conor McGregor to Guest Star in Game of Thrones

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-2-57-32-pm-1-e1478808612869-650x374Conor McGregor is going from the Octagon to Westeros.

The UFC superstar is slated to guest star in the upcoming season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. That’s according to UFC president Dana White, who confirmed the news during an interview on Fox Sports 1 Wednesday.

“I knew that a few months ago that they were interested in putting him in the show,” White said. “And I’m glad he did it.”

White also confirmed that McGregor would be taking 10 months off from the sport in order to spend time with his girlfriend, Dee Devlin, who is pregnant with the couple’s first child.

As a result of the hiatus, McGregor was stripped of the UFC Featherweight championship — which he hadn’t defended in nearly a year.

“That belt hadn’t been defended in almost a year and Conor is taking another 10 months off for maternity,” White told UFC Unfiltered. “It’s not fair on the rest of the guys in that division.”

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