CONOR MCGREGOR has claimed to be a Liverpool fan ahead of tonight’s Champions League final… despite supporting Manchester United.
Being interviewed at the Monaco Grand Prix’s qualifying event, McGregor made a shocking revelation.
Asked about tonight’s Champions League final, the Irishman said: “My family are Liverpool.
“I am a supporter of Liverpool. I am a supporter of Real Madrid also.
“Again, I hope for a great game. But I have to go for the ‘Pool for this one.”
McGregor, 33, has previously outlined his desire to buy either United or Celtic.
Last year he tweeted: “Hey guys, I’m thinking about buying Manchester United! What do you think?”
He then followed up by writing: “A conversation came up regarding Celtic first to be honest. To acquire shares from Dermot Desmond.
“I am certainly interested in acquiring a sports team at some stage! Both Celtic and Man United are teams I like for sure.
“But I am open. I feel I could do big things for a club.”
While chatting in Monaco, McGregor also offered an update on his injury recovery – having been out of action since breaking his leg at UFC 264 last July.
Asked about what his schedule looks like, he said: “The body’s doing good. I’m out here with my full team.
I have another CT scan in the coming days
“Obviously I’m enjoying the Monaco Grand Prix then after that we’re going to up the training bit by bit.
“I should be able to kick now, I have another CT scan in the coming days and then I’ll be clear to kick.
“Once I can kick and grapple I’ll be back in in no time.
Boxing training is going well, strength training and that’s all. I’m excited to get back.”
Initially asked about a potential return to the squared circle, he said: “Boxing is my first love in combat sports.
“I had such a great time the last time I was out there…
“Obviously my return will be inside the octagon for the UFC, mixed martial arts.
“That story is far from over. In fact the story is just being wrote, just beginning.
“So that’s where I will make my return but I will grace the squared circle again, for sure.”