Ultimate Fighting Championship star Conor McGregor lands role in ‘Game Of Thrones’

The lightweight champion will make an appearance in Season Seven

Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Conor McGregor is set to appear in Game Of Thrones season 7.

According to the show’s fansite, Watchers On The Wall, the lightweight champion will play a very minor role in the show.

It is claimed he will act as a pirate belonging to Euron Greyjoy’s crew, on the ship Silence.

UFC president Dana White confirmed the lightweight champion’s new role in the HBO drama.

“I knew that a few months ago that they were interested in putting him in the show,” he revealed.

“And I’m glad he did it. It’ll be great. Yeah, the show’s huge, it’s awesome and I’m excited for him.”

McGregor once sparred with the show’s Gregor Clegane aka ‘The Mountain’ in a video you can watch below.

Meanwhile, Alfie Allen recently told fans Season Season is set to get a lot ‘darker’.

The actor, who plays Theon Greyjoy in the fantasy series and is brother to Lily Allen, was speaking at the Malta India Fan Convention when he gave some insight into GoT season seven.

“More of the same but better,” he promised – adding that “there will be more dragons… lot’s more torture!”

Speaking of his character Theon’s current mental state in the show, he described him as “skittish and full of fear…Basically, and then that can kind of, I guess, evolve into rage, which you might see…who knows?”

As for a reunion with the Starks, he added: “You mean IF that happens. You gotta stop looking at the internet, guys!

“I would say, [Theon] would feel horrible. He’d feel awful. And he’d see it as a chance to redeem himself.”

After a new preview was aired last weekend, the new season of Game Of Thrones is set to air next year.

Meanwhile, author George RR Martin said that the wait for the new book in the series goes on, as he plans to spend most of 2017 working on the sequel ‘The Winds Of Winter’.

Writing on his live journal about an upcoming appearance, Martin said: “This is my last scheduled event for 2016.My appearance schedule for 2017 is very limited, and will remain so until WINDS is completed. So if you want to meet me or get a book signed, this will be the last chance for a good few months.”