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A few days ago, we reported that UFC star Conor McGregor may be appearing on one of the final two seasons of Game of Thrones. UFC boss Dana White seemed to confirm that during an interview with FOX Sports Live.
So McGregor, the UFC’s current Lightweight Champion and arguably the most popular mixed martial artist on the planet, will have a cameo appearance on Game of Thrones. But who might he play?
According to a source at Watchers on the Wall, McGregor has been cast as a crew member on Euron Greyjoy’s ship, the Silence. Why is the ship called the Silence? Because Euron has cut the tongues out of everyone crewing it, as he and Balon discussed in Season 6. No word on how the famously verbose McGregor will adapt to not being allowed to speak.
Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are known to be UFC fans, and even broke the news about Season 7 being shorter than usual during a visit to the UFC Unfiltered podcast. With McGregor currently on a break from fighting, he should have time (or already had time) to film a cameo. His Irish heritage should also help him blend in with the mostly European Thrones cast, although again, he won’t have any lines anyway.
The news that we’ll see the Silence at all is interesting. It looks like Euron will play a bigger part part in Season 7 than he did in Season 6, and seeing his merry band of mutes fits with that. And with McGregor on board, he might have some competition for who can be the bigger wild man.