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Conor McGregor enjoys a pint in the Black Forge

Conor McGregor enjoys a pint in the Black Forge

Conor McGregor enjoys a pint in the Black Forge

MMA star Conor McGregor has claimed he wants to buy Chelsea Football Club.

Taking to Twitter, the Dubliner shared a screenshot from a WhatsApp group in which he appeared to write: “Chelsea for sale £3bn (€3.6bn). Let’s buy it.”

He captioned the photo “I wish to explore this,” and tagged Chelsea FC in the tweet.

It wouldn’t be McGregor’s first foray into the world of football either.

The keen sportsman already owns his very own football club, Black Forge FC, named after his Crumlin boozer The Black Forge Inn.

The Notorious recently declared that his pub is “the greatest public house on earth” after enjoying a weekend of celebrations at the venue.

The UFC star bought the pub in 2020 for a reported €2 million and spent a further €1 million on renovations ahead of its reopening last July.

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, McGregor revealed that he had spent the weekend partying in his Crumlin pub with some pals.

However, he won’t be socialising at the gastropub for much longer as he vowed to sacrifice his nights of drinking ahead of his UFC return.

The 36-year-old told SevereMMA.com that he could return to MMA in July.

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While Dana White has announced that Charles Oliveira is set to defend his lightweight title against Justin Gaethje at UFC 274, McGregor said if he was “wise” he would wait a further month or two.

“If your man’s wise, he might give it another month or two,” McGregor said, discussing Oliveira.

"July seems okay for me,” he said.

“I can’t say too early, but July, if I’m sparring in April, May, June, July — I could slap the head off of most of these guys at the end of April.”

“I’m going to isolate myself. I’m going to stay away from the pub. I’m going to stay away from my delicious Forge Irish Stout, from my tasty, smooth proper Irish whiskey.”

“I’m going to dedicate myself to my craft 100 percent. Give it a month or two of that and see how everything goes and make the move,” he added.

“There’s no worry, no rush. I know a lot of people are supporting me. I want to do them well. I want to do my support well,” he said.

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