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Conor McGregor's 'Notorious' documentary to be screened to US audiences

TVBy Neil Fetherston
Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor

A documentary tracing the meteoric rise of MMA star Conor McGregor is to be screened to US audiences.

It is expected The Notorious: The Series will screen in America later this month.

Fox Sports picked up the series and plan to screen it on six consecutive nights.

A film crew followed the star during the build up to his home victory over Diego Brando last year and his Las Vegas clash with Dustin Poirier.

Meanwhile, the Dubliner is gearing up for the featherweight title bout in the octagon with Jose Aldo in July.

Aldo's head coach Andre Pederneiras said they are expecting a “big challenge” from McGregor at the UFC 189 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

“I joked about it, but it is happening: Conor is a leprechaun bringing a pot of money to the division," Pederneiras said.

“I wish there were more athletes like him to get some attention. Unlike many that talk a lot, Conor proved what he says.

"We’re treating this fight like a big challenge for Aldo.

“Maybe [McGregor] hasn’t fought the guys I think he could have fought to get there. But if you look at who Aldo fought, he fought everybody he could have fought, except for McGregor. I think it’s his turn now, and it’s going to be a great fight. After this fight, numbers will grow, especially because of Conor coming to the division.”